Our report on Tech Founder Education looked at who founds tech companies in Canada and amongst other things, what undergraduate education they have. This report follows on this subject and examines whether university education in entrepreneurship and innovation in Canada is offered to right people given who starts companies?
Our findings indicate that entrepreneurship and innovation education is predominantly offered to business students however business students are not the ones for the most part starting tech companies. Engineers appear to be proportionally served with entrepreneurship courses and programs however science students are radically underserved given the rate at which they start companies.
If Canada wants to improve its record in turning science into innovation, perhaps more attention should be paid to providing education to those scientists who have the potential to do this.
You can get a full copy of the report here.