Born in Toronto, Ron has worked in the field of science and technology policy for over 35 years, in the public and private sectors. Ron's graduate education was in the fields of environmental studies, adult education and science policy. Ron is CEO of Innovation Atlas Inc. and Research Infosource Inc.
Innovation Atlas Inc. is a web-based service designed to show Who is doing What, Where in research and innovation in Canada.
Research Infosource is a business intelligence firm that tracks R&D in Canada in the university, corporate, hospital and college sectors. Infosource publishes Canada’s Innovation Leaders, containing Canada’s leading institutional research rankings: Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities List, Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders List, Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals List and Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges List. Infosource also maintains and licenses historical databases on research funding. Infosource’s new publication is the Annual Innovation Guide.
Ron was formerly co-publisher of RE$EARCH MONEY, Canada’s leading science policy newsletter, and co-founder of The Impact Group