Keynote Address in memory of Ralph Halbert

The Diverse Paths to Rapid-Innovation-Based Growth: Policy’s Strategic Role

Spaeker: Prof. Dan Breznitz

Dan Breznitz is a professor and Munk Chair of Innovation Studies and the co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab in the Munk School at the University of Toronto. Dan is known worldwide as an expert on rapid-innovation-based industries and their globalization, as well as for his pioneering research on the distributional impact of innovation policies. He has been an adviser on science, technology and innovation policies to multinational corporations, governments and international organizations, in addition to serving on several boards.

His scholarly work has won several awards, among them the Don K. Price Award for the best book on science and technology, and the Susan Strange Book Prize for the best book in the field of international studies. His policy work has also been recognized by multiple awards and, in 2008, he was selected as a Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Fellow. Previously, Dan founded and served as CEO of a small software company.