Services & Experience

Strategic Policy Economics aims to help clients assess strategic opportunities related to emerging innovations or market place conditions and identify approaches that will achieve positive benefits to all stakeholders involved considering the multiple government, regulatory, political, and commercial interests.

Strategic Policy Economics

SETTING IT UP . . . . . . . . . MAKING IT HAPPEN

Assessment of strategic options and benefits is crucial in helping clients evaluate their goals:

  • Strategic Policy Economics helps clients define the implementation considerations and set up the operational framework to realize their vision. 
  • As the initiative moves forward, Strategic Policy Economics further helps clients make it happen through negotiation of agreements with involved stakeholders such as developing contractual arrangements covering the broad spectrum of mutual objectives, operational roles, and detailed financial terms.

Services

Strategic Policy Economics is focused on delivering the following core services:

Market Research

  • Financial modeling and business case development
  • Investment requirements, risk assessment and scenario analysis

Industry Stakeholder Interest and Implications

  • Assessment of provincial, municipal, charity, and commercial interests
  • Stakeholder consultations through surveys, interviews, and multi-stakeholder workshops
  • Stakeholder relationship model development and assessment
  • Regulatory and legal implications analysis

Financial and Economic Assessment

  • Market sizing & forecasting
  • Custom market analysis

Innovation and Opportunity Identification

  • Innovation strategic opportunity and market analysis
  • Economic indicator development and trends analysis
  • Customer adoption analysis and forecasting
  • Interplay between science technology and innovation

Experience in Core Focus Areas

The team at Strategic Policy Economics has worked directly with federal and provincial ministries, crown corporations and regulators, as well as with the private sector, municipalities, and non-profit organizations.

Experience in Energy & Climate

  • Developed several perspectives on the economic impacts of Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan
  • Assessed potential for purpose-grown biomass electricity generation in Ontario under evolving feed-in tariff regulations as the Green Energy Act was passed
  • Developed business architecture and joint venture framework for distributed power in Ontario for two leading Ontario power and gas utilities
  • Supported internal operational audits at large power generator
  • Evaluated outsourcing and restructuring options for improving financial performance of a large Ontario utility
  • Conducted global survey of energy research institutions governance and funding including primary research interviews with international stakeholders
  • Conducted global surveys on isotope security of supply involving primary research interviews with international stakeholders
  • Provided inputs to the Ontario Energy board, IESO and the Ministry of Energy consultations on innovations in Ontario’s energy sector
  • Evaluated the opportunities for distributed energy resources in Ontario’s future supply mix
  • Assessed the cost implications for Ontario of achieving the Paris climate targets

Experience in Science, Technology & Innovation

  • Developed detailed analysis for the federal government of the contribution of nuclear science and technology to Canada’s overall innovation capacity and competitiveness
  • Conducted global survey of energy research institutions governance and funding mechanisms, including included primary research interviews with international research institutions and stakeholders
  • Supported the NRCan Medical Isotopes Panel on Canadian alternatives to mitigating supply risk
  • Developed a cost attribution model for a complex nuclear research laboratory that was welcomed by the OECD’s NEA High Level Working group as the global gold standard in addressing cost equivalency challenges in the medical isotope sector
  • Assessed the opportunities for McMaster University to invest in its research infrastructure
  • Assessed the contribution to Canada of the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre’s capabilities in materials science research
  • Assessed the federal government opportunities and implications for small modular reactor (SMR) development in Canada

Experience in Multi-stakeholder Initiatives

  • Developed program for the OECD NEAs Global workshop on medical isotope scurry of supply held in Paris in 2009. Involved interacting with and supporting the activities of several governments, industry representatives, and health organizations from over 10 countries
  • Worked with educational institutions, handheld device manufacturer, telecom company, and textbook publishers to develop a strategy roadmap, pilot program business model, and pilot program partnership model for the introduction of handheld based learning in Canadian colleges
  • Worked with the Canadian nuclear industry members to describe the nuclear science and technology ecosystem and its multi-stakeholder environment and inform the federal government and the industry members as to the value this ecosystem presents to Canada
  • Conducted global surveys on isotope security of supply involving primary research interviews with international stakeholders
  • Led collective bargaining process for a union in a private firm with public stakeholders
  • Advised Natural Resources Canada on:
    • AECL Nuclear Lab (NL) restructuring including relationships between AECL NL and Candu Energy
    • Global Isotope supply security and implications to Canada
    • Nuclear operational implications for restructuring of the Canadian Nuclear Laboratory
    • Financial approach and implications issues for restructuring of the Canadian Nuclear Laboratory
  • Worked with industry supply chain to develop an international business strategy for Canadian firms
  • Worked with industry sector to identify opportunities for improving the value that can be obtained from industry-academic research collaborations in Canada
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