On Friday May 25th, the Government of Canada announced a series of investments that seeks to create research partnerships among the academic, public, private and not-for-profit sectors. The effort will be conducted by the Federal Government through grants administered through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
The announcement was made by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology. Speaking at the event, Minister Goodyear stated that “Our government’s top priority is jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. To remain at the forefront of the global economy, our government is investing in the people and ideas that will produce tomorrow’s breakthroughs.”
Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Giuseppina D’Agostino was awarded a 3 year, $198,984 grant for the research project: “Triggering Innovation: Transnational Partnership for the Mobilization of Intellectual Property Policy and Practices.” Project Partners include IBM; Canadian Heritage (Copyright Policy Branch); Copyright Board of Canada; Intellectual Property Law Center, Drake University; Ontario Centers of Excellence; Stanford Centre for Legal Informatics (CodeX), Stanford Law School; The University of New South Wales; Law, Business & Entrepreneurship Program and Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, University of Washington School of Law; York University’s Research Office; York University’s Knowledge Mobilization (KM) Unit; and IP Osgoode. Collaborators on the project include Lionel Bently, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), University of Cambridge; Ann Monotti, Monash University; Dev Gangjee, London School of Economics and Sivaramjani Thambisetty (London School of Economics;), and Alberto Musso, University of Bologna. Several other partners and collaborators will be confirmed as the project unfolds.
In total, more than $70 million over a period of 7 years is being granted to support 92 research teams across the country. Dr. Chad Gaffield, president of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, commented that the new grants will assist in “gaining insight about, and developing innovative solutions to today’s social, economic and cultural issues, while training the next generation of researchers and leaders.”
IP Osgoode would like to congratulate Prof. D’Agostino and her partners and collaborators and highly look forward to the outcome of the research.