Programs and Projects

Inclusive Innovation Research and Engagement Program

Leadership of the Inclusive Innovation Research Cluster at the ISSP
Co-leadership of the Telfer Globalization, Governance, and Sustainability Area of Strategic Impact
Inclusive Innovation Hub
National Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Implementing Smart Cities Interventions to Build Healthy Cities

New Social Contract

Rethinking the Social Contract for Science Policy (PI)

Past Projects

Living Lab 2020-2021

  • SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant (CO-I)      
  • Living Within the Earth’s Carrying Capacity: What are the knowledge gaps for evaluating the social impacts and effectiveness of “Living Labs” focused on environmental and agricultural sustainability?
  • $50,000

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada  

  • 2017 – 2017                   
  • Options for S&T collaboration metrics (PI)             
  • $11,500

Inclusive Entrepreneurship

  • Project 1: 2017 – 2017       
  • Kauffman Foundation   
  • Measuring Women’s Leadership in Venture Capital Fund Portfolios  (Co-PI)               
  • $91,800
  • Project 2: 2016 – 2016       
  • Kauffman Foundation   
  • Measuring Women’s Leadership in Venture Capital Fund Portfolios   (Co-I)  
  • $27,000

Knowledge translation

  • 2012 – 2015       
  • BioFuelNet Canada        
  • Positioning biofuel R&D for enhanced use in policy, regulation, practice and commercialization (with Prof. Pries, U Guelph)  (Co-PI)  
  • $75,000

Data and Analytics Research and Engagement Program


SSHRC Partnership Grant
Partnership for the Organization of Innovation and New Technologies

FCI Canada

Protein Industries Supercluster (Co-I)      

Food Convergence and Integrity Canada; partners: PIC Supercluster, Bivizio, CTAQ (PI)             

Small and Medium Enterprises in a Covid19 context: Ecosystem business intelligence for increased resilience; partner: Bivizio (PI)        

Past Projects

Assessing the Readiness of Canadian Small- and Medium- Sized Enterprises to Leverage Big Data Analytics

  • 2017 – 2021
  • SSHRC Insight Grant (CO-I)
  • $119,000

Big Data Analytics: Accelerating Innovation and Value Creation

  • 2017 – 2018
  • SSHRC – Synthesis Grant (CO-I)
  • $25,000

New innovation indicators – integrating survey methodology with web-based data analytics

  • 2016 – 2018
  • SSHRC Insight Development Grant (PI)
  • $67,050


Beaudoin, C., Joncoux, S., Jasmin, J. F., Berberi, A., McPhee, C., Schillo, R. S., Nguyen, V. M., 2022. “A research agenda for evaluating living labs as an open innovation model for environmental and agricultural sustainability”, Environmental Challenges, Volume 7.

Chicoine, M., Rodier, F., Durif, F., Schillo, R.S., Dubé, L., 2021. “Exploring Social Media Data to Understand How Stakeholders Value Local Food: A Canadian Study Using Twitter”, Sustainability, 13(24):13920

Ebrahimi, H.P., Schillo, R.S., Bronson, K., 2021. “Systematic Stakeholder Inclusion in Digital Agriculture: A Framework and Application to Canada”, Sustainability, 3(12): 6879

Schillo, R.S. and Ebrahimi, H.P., 2021, “Gender Dimensions of Digitalisation: A comparison of New Technology-based Firms across Fields”, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management.

Persaud, A., Schillo, R.S., Wang, S., 2020. “Assessing industry differences in marketing innovation using multi-level modeling”, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 36(8): 1371-1388.

Alhassan, E., Schillo, R.S., Lemay, M.A. , Pries, F., 2019, “Research Outputs as Vehicles of Knowledge Exchange in a Quintuple Helix Context: The Case of Biofuels Research Outputs “, Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 10 (3), 958–973.

Schillo, R.S., 2018. “Research-based Spin-Offs as Agents in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem”, Journal of Technology Transfer, 43 (1): 222–239.

Schillo, R.S. & Kinder, J.S., 2017, “Delivering on societal impacts through open innovation: a framework for government laboratories“, Journal of Technology Transfer, 42(4): 977-996.

Aidis, R., Schillo, R.S., 2017. “Gender, Leadership and Venture Capital: Measuring women’s leadership in VC firm portfolios“, International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 9(2):110-135, 5.

Schillo, R.S., Robinson, R.M., 2017, “Inclusive Innovation in Developed Countries: The Who, What, Why, and How “, Technology Innovation Management Review, 7(7):34-46.

Schillo, R.S., Isabelle, D., Shakiba, A., 2017, “Linking Advanced Biofuel Policies with Stakeholder Interests – A method building on Quality Function Deployment“, Energy Policy, 100(January):126-137.

Persaud, A., Schillo, R.S., 2017. “Purchasing organic products: role of social context and consumer innovativeness”, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, 35(1):130-146.

Schillo, R.S., Persaud, A., Jin, M., 2016, “Entrepreneurial readiness in the context of national institutional environments“, Small Business Economics, 46(4):619-637.

Pries, F., Talebi, A., Schillo, R.S., Lemay, M.A., 2016. “Risks affecting the biofuels industry: A US and Canadian company perspective“, Energy Policy, 97(October):93-101.


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Schillo, R.S., 2019“Agricultural Innovation Impact”, Innovations Conference, Poultry Industry Council, London, Ontario, November 21st
Schillo, R.S., 2018“Linking Web-Scraped Data with Statistics Canada Datasets“, Discussion Session: New Data Opportunities for Linked Environment-Economy-Innovation Research, Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network Research Symposium, Ottawa, ON, March
Schillo, R.S., 2017“Inclusive Innovation“, Invited presentation at the Africa-Europe Dialogue Symposium on Innovation for Sustainable Development, Pretoria, South Africa, December
Schillo, R.S., 2016“Open Science“, Keynote delivered at Agricultural Institute of Canada conference on Disseminating Agricultural Research, Ottawa, ON, April
Schillo, R.S., 2016Invited participant in Treasury Board workshop on open science, Ottawa, ON
Schillo, R.S., 2016Presentation delivered at Statistics Canada workshop
Schillo, R.S., 2015Presentation delivered to Industry Canada (with Prof. Persaud)