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THECIS is a not for profit company founded in Calgary in 2001 with a vision to create a globally recognised centre for innovation research. To achieve this vision, it operates in three areas:

  • Research. Building insights into how the innovation systems functions and policies that can improve it.
  • Networking. Providing opportunities for exchange of ideas through breakfast meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Education. Dissemination of information through Newsletters, events and other informal education.



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GEM Canada 2013




GEM Canada Report 2013

Canada 3.0 - Digital Innovation


GEM Quebec 2013 Report



How Government Policy can improve innovation performance - Richard Hawkins - Edmonton

 Dr. Richard Hawkins, his topic is "How Government Policy can improve innovation performance".  October 29th, 2013 in Edmonton at the Royal Glenora Club. 


Anti-Spam Act Regulations - Martin Kratz & Graeme Harrison

 Martin Kratz and Graeme Harrison from Bennett Jones  presentation on March 18, 2014 in Calgary. 

Bennett Jones anti-spam learning centre:


The Alberta Health Industries Innovation System

Issued in January 2008,  Alberta's health industries.

Regulatory Barriers to Procurement in Western Canada's....

Authors: Richard Hawkins, Marc Godin, Peter Josty.

Ingenuity Enterprise Success

Innovation 601 [formerly Ingenuity 601] and Science to Society help scientists, engineers, and other professinals understand the nature of innovation and creating a tech venture....  Read More





Banff Summit Consensus Report

Final Report

Final Report of the PACT Foresight workshop in Toronto.

Second Banff Innovation Summit

Alberta Innovation Scorecard

Compares Alberta's innovation performance with peer jurisdictions around the world.

Benchmark Portal

This portal is designed to provide a single point of access to data from around the world relating to measuring innovation performance.

Calendar Of Upcoming Events



 April 9, 2014
GEM Canada Report Launch!
 May TBA, 2014 - Edmonton GEM Report half day workshop
 May 22, 2014 - Calgary GEM Report half day workshop


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