Blog: Innovation vs. invention

This blog post was written by Alec Miller, Manager, Measured Innovation at TechAlliance Although certainly not new, the trend towards innovation seems to have accelerated in the last few years. In the wake of the 2008 economic downturn, many governments and organizations have invested heavily in innovation as a way to spur economic activity. But…

Blog: In need of research expertise?

This guest blog post was contributed by TechAlliance member Mitacs. TechAlliance members in need of the latest research expertise need look no further than Mitacs-Accelerate. This national program connects companies with graduate students and university faculty members through short or long-term research projects aimed at addressing a company’s need. During a Mitacs-Accelerate internship, highly-skilled graduate students…