2022-02-23 13:30:00 2022-02-23 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles New North Star III: Charting a Moonshot-Oriented Innovation Strategy Virtual,

Wednesday February 23, 2022
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


About the Event

On behalf of the Public Policy Forum, you’re invited to attend a virtual event featuring PPF’s recently published paper New North Star III authored by Sean Speer and Robert Asselin.

The Government of Canada has signaled its intention to establish a new agency to foster breakthrough innovation. The Canadian Advanced Research Projects Agency (CARPA) will adapt the model of its storied U.S. forerunner, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It’s also in the December 2021 mandate letter to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. New North Star III, the latest from PPF Fellows Sean Spear and Robert Asselin, lays out the case for how to best establish CARPA, including insights for its mandate, governance, talent, organization and objectives.

This event will begin with Ilse Treurnicht, Chair of PPF’s Board and former CEO of MaRS Discovery District, and Bill Tam, Chief Operating Officer of the Digital Technology Supercluster. As co-chairs of the Expert Advisory Panel in Canada’s Moonshot: Solving Canada’s Challenges Through Transformational Innovation, a project led by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship together with PPF, Ilse and Bill will set the stage with insights, expertise and experiences in innovation policy and practice. This will be followed by a panel discussion with Sean and Robert. Finally, the event will conclude with a Question & Answer period with the audience.

Bill Tam
Ilse Treurnicht
Robert Asselin
Sean Speer
Please contact Chantal Paquette (registration@ppforum.ca) or Fatemah Ebrahim (febrahim@ppforum.ca) with any questions or comments