INNOVATION IN A RESOURCE – BASED ECONOMY by gjjur4356

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									INNOVATION IN A
RESOURCE – BASED
ECONOMY
Presentation by: Dale Botting
Executive Manager
Strategic Sector Development – Innovation Strategy
Saskatchewan Industry & Resources
Welcome to Saskatchewan :
Canada’s Other “Distinct Society”
   Agrarian Populism – Social
   Democratic Heritage
   Rich Resource Endowment
   Surging Aboriginal Population
   Unique Prairie Culture
   We are so Flat You Can See the
   Future Coming
Presentation Outline
 1. An Economy in Transition

 2. The Process of Economic Development
     in Transition

 3. Saskatchewan Issues in Product
     Innovation and Commercialization
Presentation Outline            con’t
 4. Saskatchewan Issues in Process
     Innovation and Productivity
     Enhancement

 5. Saskatchewan Model of Cluster
     Building

 6. Final Thoughts
“The Future Ain’t What It
Used To Be”

-Yogi Berra, New York Yankees
My Changing Province:
           Old                      New
   Wheat Province, other   Oilseeds, Pulses, Flax
   grain                   EOR, Biogas,
                           Upgrading, Alternative
   Mining, Oil, & Gas      Energy, Polygeneration
   Some Cattle, Supply     Livestock
   Side Management         Intensification,
   Hybridization, Some     Traceability, Vertical
   Organic Farming         Integration
                           Genomics, Proteomics
                           Nutraceuticals,
                           Functional Foods
My Changing Province                             con’t
              Old                             New
   Logging, Pulping                OSB’s, Finger Jointing,
                                   Fibreboard, Composites,
                                   Cellulose Management
   Metal Machining, Fabricating,   Aerospace, Nanotechnology,
   Farm Implement                  Precision & Laser Machining,
   Manufacturing                   Transportation Engineering

                                   Optical Switching, Streaming
   Software, Hardware              Video & Audio, New Media,
   Fabrication                     Intelligent Systems
More Economic Changes                         con’t
             Old                           New
  Physics, Chemistry, Biology   Convergence –
                                Bioinformatics, Synchrotron
                                Science, Vaccine
                                Development, Visualization
                                Technology, etc
  State Capitalism
                                Entrepreneurship, VCC’s
                                Angel’s, Incubators, Seed
                                Funds
  Hub City                      Science City
  Government Town               ICT Cluster – Best Shore
  Moose Jaw as Railway and      Moose Jaw Taking Flight,
  Sleepy Retirement Suburb      and National Tourism Cluster
My Changing Profession of
Economic Development
            Old                        New
   Government Lead            Community Clusters &
   P.R. & Ad Campaigns        Collaboration
   Smokestack Chasing         Business Retention &
   Government Programs &      Expansion
   Incentives                 Supply Chain Management,
   Industrial Land Assembly   Supplier Development &
                              Import Replacement
   Crown Corporations
                              Labour Force Development
                              Innovation Strategies
                              Entrepreneurship & Spin-offs
Current Job – Strategic Sector
Development
   Focus and Direct Seven Sector Teams:
     Advanced Technology
     Manufacturing
     Agri-Value
     Energy
     Mineral Development
     Forestry & Forest Products
     Innovation Infrastructure & Services
Current Job – Key Goals and
Activities
   Vision 2020
   Identify Priority Niche Opportunities and
   Barriers
   Strategic Work Plans (multi-year):
     Investment attraction (IA)
     Business retention and expansion (BRE)
     Policy reform and internal advocacy
     Cluster building
Saskatchewan Issues I:
   Product Innovation & Commercialization
     Big Science & Science Parks
     Revamped I.L.O’s
     Growth of Venture Capital & Angel
     Investing
     Attracting, H.Q.P.
     Innovation Council, NRC, Agri-Food
     Canada, SRC, PTRC
Saskatchewan Issues                 con’t
   Continuing Challenges
     Crossing “Death Valley”
     Seed Capital & Incubation – The Missing
     Links
     Science & Technology Marketing – Industry
     Partnerships
     Operating Sustainability
     Attracting and Retaining H.Q.P
Saskatchewan Issues II:
   Process Innovation &
   Productivity Improvement
     Lean Manufacturing
     Quality Assurance – HACCP, ISO, etc
     E-Commerce & Broadband
     Core-Competency Re-alignment to New
     Markets
     Cluster Building
Saskatchewan Issues II:
   Continuing Challenges
     Rising Factor Costs
     Aboriginal Employment & Skilled Worker
     Immigration
     Progressive HR Practices
     Marketing & “Market Pull”
     The Saskatchewan Attitude
Saskatchewan Experience in
Cluster-Building
   The Saskatoon Bio-Innovation Cluster
   The Regina Cluster Strategy
   The LaRonge CTN Network
   The Saskatoon Mining & Mining Supply
   Cluster
   Action South West
   The West Central Capacity Exchange
   Beginning to Connect the Dots –Cross Canada
   Cluster Alliances
Final Thoughts
   Big Westerns or Little Westerners?
   Big Hat, No Cattle
   Don’t Say Whoa in a Mud Hole!
   Focus, Focus, Focus
   Go Big or Go Home!!!
  Thank – you

    Dale Botting
  (306) 933-7210
dbotting@ir.gov.sk.ca

								
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