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Socioeconomic impact analysis
Understanding and measuring the impacts of public R&D is necessary for evaluating the efficiency of public spending and assessing its contribution to achieving social and economic goals. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) undertook a pilot project to quantify the socioeconomic impacts of Canadian investment in medical imaging.
The study highlights the importance of an open and competitive research system to move innovation along the continuum from new ideas, to working prototypes, to products which benefit Canadians. To learn more:
To request a complete copy of the technical report, O’Connor, Alan C. and Albert N. Link. 2013. Pilot socioeconomic impact analysis of CFI and CIHR Funding: Medical Imaging. Prepared for CFI and CIHR by RTI International, please contact Laura Hillier, Director, Evaluation and Outcome Assessment at Laura.Hillier@Innovation.ca