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Financial Post Launches Innovation Series

November 15, 2018

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--Postmedia Network Inc. (“Postmedia”) today announced the launch of an in-depth, ongoing examination of innovation in Canada and what Canadian companies need to survive and prosper in the global ideas economy. Innovation Nation is an expansive project launched today with a standalone website, a high-impact speaking event this week – in conversation with Jim Balsillie, Chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators and Financial Post’s Kevin Carmichael – and with stories to be published in the National Post, Financial Post and Postmedia newspapers across the country.

“Over the next three months, we’ll be exploring the issues surrounding innovation and highlighting some of the innovators and scientists on the cutting edge of the new economy,” said Anne Marie Owens, Editor-in-Chief, National Post. “We set out to answer the question, ‘ what is needed for Canada to thrive in the cut-throat ideas economy ’ by reaching out to thinkers, business leaders and policy experts.”

Partners on Innovation Nation include the Council of Canadian Innovators, a national business council of Canadian tech CEOs, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a global policy think tank.

Canada has a rich history of innovation, whether it’s the invention of the pacemaker, the snowmobile or the smartphone, or the discovery of insulin. But in the next few decades, powerful technological forces will transform the global economy, making the ability to successfully commercialize innovation the key to prosperity in the 21st-century ideas economy. Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy storage and quantum computing are accelerating and are poised to affect every aspect of our lives.

In many ways, Canada is well positioned to succeed: it has one of the most educated workforces in the world, ample digital infrastructure, a reputation for welcoming immigrants and is ranked highly when it comes to openness to trade and investment. But headwinds persist — the United States and China have influenced global trade rules to benefit the massive companies inside their borders, Canada’s top technology talent often end up working outside of this country, and it has become immensely difficult for capital- and talent-starved companies to reach the scale they need to compete globally.

Innovation Nation launches online at innovation.financialpost.com and stories can also be found online on the innovation vertical of financialpost.com. Stories will appear in print in Saturday’s National Post and in Postmedia newspapers across country.

This initiative is being supported by an integrated ad campaign produced in-house by Postmedia’s marketing team.

Advertising opportunities include three tiers of integrated sponsorships that include print media in Financial Post, online on the FP Innovation Channel as well as innovation events. For more information about advertising and sponsorship opportunities contact Jutta Gruenewald, Vice President National Sales at JGruenewald@postmedia.com or visit www.postmediasolutions.com.

About Postmedia Network Inc. Postmedia Network Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.A, PNC.B), is a Canadian newsmedia company representing more than 140 brands across multiple print, online, and mobile platforms. Award-winning journalists and innovative product development teams bring engaging content to millions of people every week whenever and wherever they want it. This exceptional content, reach and scope offers advertisers and marketers compelling solutions to effectively reach target audiences. For more information, visit www.postmedia.com.

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CONTACT: Phyllise Gelfand

Vice President, Communications

Postmedia

(416) 442-2936

pgelfand@postmedia.com

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