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4th Annual IP Data & Research Conference

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are incredibly excited to invite you to the CIPO-CIGI IP Data & Research Conference 2021, which will be taking place on thu, March 11, 2021. The full-day event will be held via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The overarching focus this year will be on the integral relationship between intellectual property (IP) and economic growth.

The conference agenda includes opening remarks from Simon Kennedy, the Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), followed by a keynote presentation from Jim Balsillie, retired Chairman and co-CEO of Research in Motion (BlackBerry), philanthropist, innovator and founder of both CIGI and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Mr. Balsillie’s keynote will centre on Prosperity & Security: Canada’s IP Imperative.

Following this keynote presentation, Konstantinos Georgaras, Chief Executive Officer (interim) of CIPO, will facilitate a discussion with Mr. Balsillie.

The remainder of the agenda for the event includes four themed sessions: Clean Technologies and IP, IP and Economic Growth, The Impact of COVID-19 on IP and Innovation, and Data in Support of Evidence-Based Policymaking. Each of these sessions will contain several presentations and will include opportunities for audience members to ask questions.

Participation at this event will be free of charge.  The conference link and full agenda package will be emailed to those registered for the conference two days before the event.


March 11
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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