J. Adam Holbrook, P.Eng., Associate Director
Adam Holbrook was trained as a physicist and electrical engineer. His professional career started at Telesat Canada, then moved to the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada. He then joined the Ministry of State for Science and Technology as Manager of the Data Intelligence Branch, a position which he held through several organizational changes until 1995, when he was first seconded and then transferred to SFU. Since 2000 he has been an adjunct professor in the School of Communication and Associate Director of CPROST. His research has investigated the role of innovation in science-related industrial clusters in BC, through the Innovation Systems Research Network, sponsored by SSHRC, and most recently through the SSHRC partnership research project “Creating Digital Opportunity”. Professor Holbrook has been invited to lecture on innovation and clusters overseas and has briefed Parliamentary committees on the subject. He has edited several books on innovation and clusters of innovation. He was also a member of the Statistics Canada advisory committee on S&T Statistics and the OECD committee of National Experts on S&T Indicators.