- Governments should expect a tangible financial return on their program investments that target the development, implementation and commercialization of innovation.
ie: Ten percent (10%) of Federal Government program investments should include a measured financial return on these investments beyond numbers of jobs and economic impact. If the Government invests $15,000,000 through the Centres of Excellence for the Commercialization of Research (NCE-CECR) program, there should be a $1,500,000 returned over a five year period to the Federal Government as an initial investor.
- Create new programs focused on funding the acceleration of mining innovation through to commercial success.
- Create a reward system for companies that solve major environmental challenges in the resource industries.