Policy Documents - 2008
From Microscope to Market: Spin-Off Companies from ACAHO Member Institutions reveals the revolutionary role spin-off companies play generating new products and services, creating dynamic employment opportunities and in some cases, developing significant economic returns in the form of revenues, earnings, capital formation and new public income streams.
Our Paths to Prosperity…A Policy Road Map for Canada's Health Research, Innovation and Commercialization Enterprise
This policy Brief is in support of the federal government's Science and Technology Strategy and ACAHO's three recently developed policy documents that focus on the role of Canada's Research Hospitals in relation to science and technology.
ACAHO commends the federal government for releasing its Science and Technology Strategy in May 2007. Overall, the document is thoughtful and cogent, and identifies a range of key policy issues and solutions, in addition to providing an overarching framework which incorporates thirty-six policy announcements.
ACAHO is very pleased that the federal government has identified the health and related life sciences and technologies sector as a key strategic area that warrants additional focus and investment. That said, the Association is of the view that we must build on the parameters that have been laid out by the federal government that promote maximum synergies, improve overall alignment and accountabilities and to the extent possible, defines anticipated outcomes and impacts
EUREKA! World’s First Discoveries and Other Major Medical Breakthroughs from ACAHO Member Institutions
Eureka! focuses on the essential role that Canada's Research Hospitals play in creating the knowledge that comes from investments in health research. As a result, many world first discoveries have revolutionized the way in which cost-effective quality health services are delivered to Canadians, and the rest of the world.