Science and Innovation Policy

HAL has been at the forefront of science and innovation policy in Canada, having authored numerous policy reviews, white papers and strategies that have addressed issues related to major science investments, research integrity, and innovation performance. HAL’s policy work has been featured in the national media and has informed decision makers across Canada and in the European Union.

  • Policy research & development: HAL’s policy research and development work draws from our in-house expertise and that of our associates in academia and government. Our ability to conduct in-depth primary research produces findings that are insightful, practical and influential.
  • Innovation strategy: HAL uses a proven process for developing practical, action-focused strategies that are based on a thorough analysis of facts and expertise, and which have the support of key stakeholders. Our strategy development experience, together with expert knowledge of the innovation environment, has made HAL a leading provider of strategies that increase the desired outcomes of innovation investments by the federal and provincial governments in industry, academia, and local economies.

Past work includes:

  • The State of Research Integrity and Misconduct Policies in Canada (Canada Research Integrity Forum and Health Canada)
  • A Strategy to Enhance Research Capacity in New Brunswick (Government of New Brunswick)
  • An Agri-Bio Innovation Plan for Ontario (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs)
  • Ontario Innovation Economy Scorecard (Ministry of Research and Innovation)
  • Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research (NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC)
  • Astronomy in Canada (National Research Council)

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