Interview with Mark D.Penner Partner at Fasken on the New Federal IP Strategy 

Interview with Mark D.Penner Partner at Fasken on the New Federal IP Strategy 

Ever wonder how the new federal Intellectual Property Strategy can drive your innovation? Even more, would you want to know if it impacts the length of time it takes to get a patent approved or discover how to best protect your IP cost-effectively? Check out RDP Associates blog post, where they interviewed Mark D. Penner, an intellectual property (IP) lawyer at Fasken. Click Here to learn more about how "Canada's IP Strategy focuses on developing Three Key Strategic Pillars":

1.    IP awareness: education and advice

2.    IP tools: for encouraging growth and

3.    Updates: to Canadian IP legislation.

INNOVATOR'S GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT FUNDING

INNOVATOR'S GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Both speakers brought incredibly valuable insights into the various funding options available for businesses, and how to engage with them. Here are five essential tips from our session for maximizing government funding:  

  1. The decision to apply for a grant should be strategic

  2. Know what funding is available to meet your goals

  3. Timing is everything

  4. What can affect your chances of success?

  5. Understand the problem that the government is trying to solve

Embrace Your Inner Scientist With Behavioural Economics

Embrace Your Inner Scientist With Behavioural Economics

Behavioral science and behavioral economics are getting a great deal of press lately, and well deservedly so. Behavioral economics combines elements of psychology, neuroscience and economics into a cohesive and more scientific approach to solving today’s business problems.  If you don’t see yourself as a scientist, think again! Most of us use parts of the scientific method (developing hypotheses, testing them, observing the results and drawing conclusions, etc.) every day, we just don’t realize that we’re doing so (like when you are trying figure out how to reduce traffic congestion or speed up a grocery store check-out line).