We bring together Canadian innovation hubs, institutions, entrepreneurs, corporate partners and investors to create data-driven reports that can address key issues facing the innovation community.

Our Story

Founded in 2020, the IEC publishes timely, data-driven reports, and hosts live events showcasing the country’s foremost thought leaders. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the Canadian innovation economy by boosting collaboration and increasing technology adoption — at home and abroad. With novel insights and critical discussion, we aim to unite all members of Canada’s diverse tech community.

Download our 2020 Canadian innovation trends report.

Who We Are


A Canadian innovation economy driven by strong policy and data-driven insights.


To serve policymakers as an independent, timely and trusted source of information and critical discussion.


We believe in diversity, collaboration, consensus-building and shared prosperity.