The Expert Panel on the Socio-economic Impact of Innovation Investments

Esko Aho, Chair

Senior Fellow, Harvard University; Consultative Partner, Nokia Corporation; and former Prime Minister of Finland (Helsinki, Finland)

 Martin Buxton

Professor, Health Economics, Brunel University (London, United Kingdom)

 Margaret Dalziel

Associate Professor, Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre, University of Waterloo, and Co-Founder and VP Research, The Evidence Network (Waterloo, ON)

 A.E. (Ted) Dixon

Vice President, Science & Technology, Founder and Director,  Huron Technologies International Inc.; Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON)

 David Dolphin, O.C., FRSC

Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia; Former Vice President, Technology Development, Quadra Logic Technologies (Vancouver, BC)

 Fred Gault

Professorial Fellow, UNU-MERIT (Maastricht, the Netherlands); Professor Extraordinaire, Tshwane University of Technology (Pretoria, South Africa)

 Chaviva M. Hošek, O.C.

President Emeritus, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)

 Hadi Mahabadi, O.C., FCAE

President, CanWin Consulting Inc.; Former VP and Director, Xerox Research Centre of Canada (Mississauga, ON)

 Vicki Saunders

Special Advisor, Innovation, Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)

 Pierre Therrien

Director, Market Structure and Framework Policy Analysis, Economic Research and Policy Analysis Branch, Industry Canada (Ottawa, ON)

 David B. Watters

President, Global Advantage Consulting Group (Ottawa, ON)

 Stian Westlake

Executive Director, Policy and Research, Nesta (London, United Kingdom)

 David A. Wolfe

Royal Bank Chair in Public and Economic Policy, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)

The Council also recognizes the important contribution of William A.S. (Bill) Buxton, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research (Toronto, ON) to this assessment.

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