Innovation Policy

Full text: “The Scale-Up Gap” report on building 10 $1-billion companies in 10 years


This 41-page document, obtained by The Logic via an access-to-information request, lays out a a strategy to build 10 made-in-Canada tech companies worth over $1 billion in 10 years.


It envisions the launch of a national scale-up strategy that would alter the way the government allocates innovation funding, how key institutions like the Business Development Bank of Canada  operate and how venture capitalists and banks fund tech companies.

It was commissioned by the information and communications technology policy branch of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and has been carefully studied by senior government officials.

The document accompanies the story: Ottawa has a plan to build 10 tech companies worth over $1 billion in 10 years. The full report, in its entirety below, is available only to subscribers.

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