Here are the general categories as extracted from the Conference Board of Canada 2007 “How Canada Performs; A Report Card on Canada”. The categories in the report are reasonably well done.
Creation: Generating new knowledge or significantly improving existing knowledge (through activities such as researching, inventing and designing).
Diffusion: Communicating and sharing knowledge (through activities such as mentoring, networking, collaborating, training and publishing).
Transformation: Developing new or significantly improved products and processes; adopting or adapting knowledge for specific purposes; and transforming knowledge (through activities such as prototyping, testing, customizing, producing and assembling).
Use: Commercializing and delivering or implementing new or significantly improved products or processes (through activities such as selling, buying, installing and operating).
One post will be dedicated to each of the following categories in the coming weeks.
- Ian Graham