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  • Journals and periodicals: 88F0006X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Statistics Canada is engaged in the "Information System for Science and Technology Project" to develop useful indicators of activity and a framework to tie them together into a coherent picture of science and technology (S&T) in Canada. The working papers series is used to publish results of the different initiatives conducted within this project. The data are related to the activities, linkages and outcomes of S&T. Several key areas are covered such as: innovation, technology diffusion, human resources in S&T and interrelations between different actors involved in S&T. This series also presents data tabulations taken from regular surveys on research and development (R&D) and S&T and made possible by the project.

    Release date: 2011-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X200800210740
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article highlights expenditures and personnel devoted annually to scientific research and development (R&D) by Canadian private non-profit (PNP) organizations. These organizations play an important role in the Canadian R&D landscape: providing financial support to researchers in universities and other laboratories and performing their own research.

    Release date: 2008-11-21

  • Articles and reports: 21-601-M2006079
    Description:

    The findings in this working paper highlight the importance of public support in addressing the capital requirements of functional food and nutraceutical firms and underscore the considerable burden in this respect borne by smaller sized firms.

    Release date: 2006-06-15

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2005010
    Description:

    This paper looks into Canadian innovative biotechnology firms' access to financing capital. Results show that over 70% of biotech firms that attempted to raise financing capital were successful. Funds were primarily sought for R&D activities and came primarily from Canadian venture capitalists. Harsher market conditions were the main reasons put forward by investors to limit or reject biotechnology firms' funding requests.

    Release date: 2005-04-29

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2005009
    Description:

    The main indicators of biotechnology activities in Canada are presented in this article. The data are from the 2003 Biotechnology Use and Development Survey. Within the last few years, except for the number of employees with biotechnology-related responsibilities that remained stable, an increase in all the indicators was noticed. For example, the number of innovative firms involved in biotechnology activities rose from 375 in 2001 to 490 in 2003 and biotechnology revenues rose from $3.6 billion to $3.8 billion between 2001 and 2003. Also, biotechnology R&D spending increased by 11% between 2001 and 2003 and the amount of capital raised for biotechnology was up 73% during this period.

    Release date: 2005-04-27

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2001005
    Description:

    This document presents the provincial distribution of federal government expenditures on science and technology (S&T). The statistics presented in this report are supplements of data published in the service bulletin "Science statistics" Vol. 25, no. 1, catalogue no. 88-001XIB.

    Release date: 2001-04-20

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M1995076
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines the differences in strategies and activities pursued by a sample of more-successful and less-successful group of growing small- and medium-sized enterprises. Amongst other matters, it examines different functional strategies -- the importance of management, human resource practices, marketing, financing, and the innovativeness of the firm. Innovative activities are the most important determinants of success; that is, for a wide range of industries, they serve to discriminate between the more- and the less-successful firms better than any other variable. Almost all of the strategy questions that relate to innovative activity receive higher scores from the more-successful group of firms than from the less-successful group of firms. This is also the case for innovative activities -- whether a firm possesses an R&D unit, its expenditure on R&D relative to total investment, and its R&D-to-sales ratio.

    Release date: 1995-02-28
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  • Journals and periodicals: 88F0006X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Statistics Canada is engaged in the "Information System for Science and Technology Project" to develop useful indicators of activity and a framework to tie them together into a coherent picture of science and technology (S&T) in Canada. The working papers series is used to publish results of the different initiatives conducted within this project. The data are related to the activities, linkages and outcomes of S&T. Several key areas are covered such as: innovation, technology diffusion, human resources in S&T and interrelations between different actors involved in S&T. This series also presents data tabulations taken from regular surveys on research and development (R&D) and S&T and made possible by the project.

    Release date: 2011-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X200800210740
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article highlights expenditures and personnel devoted annually to scientific research and development (R&D) by Canadian private non-profit (PNP) organizations. These organizations play an important role in the Canadian R&D landscape: providing financial support to researchers in universities and other laboratories and performing their own research.

    Release date: 2008-11-21

  • Articles and reports: 21-601-M2006079
    Description:

    The findings in this working paper highlight the importance of public support in addressing the capital requirements of functional food and nutraceutical firms and underscore the considerable burden in this respect borne by smaller sized firms.

    Release date: 2006-06-15

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2005010
    Description:

    This paper looks into Canadian innovative biotechnology firms' access to financing capital. Results show that over 70% of biotech firms that attempted to raise financing capital were successful. Funds were primarily sought for R&D activities and came primarily from Canadian venture capitalists. Harsher market conditions were the main reasons put forward by investors to limit or reject biotechnology firms' funding requests.

    Release date: 2005-04-29

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2005009
    Description:

    The main indicators of biotechnology activities in Canada are presented in this article. The data are from the 2003 Biotechnology Use and Development Survey. Within the last few years, except for the number of employees with biotechnology-related responsibilities that remained stable, an increase in all the indicators was noticed. For example, the number of innovative firms involved in biotechnology activities rose from 375 in 2001 to 490 in 2003 and biotechnology revenues rose from $3.6 billion to $3.8 billion between 2001 and 2003. Also, biotechnology R&D spending increased by 11% between 2001 and 2003 and the amount of capital raised for biotechnology was up 73% during this period.

    Release date: 2005-04-27

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2001005
    Description:

    This document presents the provincial distribution of federal government expenditures on science and technology (S&T). The statistics presented in this report are supplements of data published in the service bulletin "Science statistics" Vol. 25, no. 1, catalogue no. 88-001XIB.

    Release date: 2001-04-20

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M1995076
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines the differences in strategies and activities pursued by a sample of more-successful and less-successful group of growing small- and medium-sized enterprises. Amongst other matters, it examines different functional strategies -- the importance of management, human resource practices, marketing, financing, and the innovativeness of the firm. Innovative activities are the most important determinants of success; that is, for a wide range of industries, they serve to discriminate between the more- and the less-successful firms better than any other variable. Almost all of the strategy questions that relate to innovative activity receive higher scores from the more-successful group of firms than from the less-successful group of firms. This is also the case for innovative activities -- whether a firm possesses an R&D unit, its expenditure on R&D relative to total investment, and its R&D-to-sales ratio.

    Release date: 1995-02-28
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