Rob Annan is an accomplished and respected expert on research and innovation policy. A Fellow of the Public Policy Forum, Rob is leading projects on research and innovation strategy. As Chief Research Officer at Mitacs, Rob helped build a Canadian success in the development and delivery of policy-driven innovation programs. As an innovation strategist, Rob consults with governments, organizations and institutions across Canada on innovation strategy and policy, and speaks regularly with public and private audiences across Canada.
Rob also serves on the Board of Directors for Let’s Talk Science, a national not-for-profit dedicated to increasing STEM literacy among K-12 students. Rob has a PhD in Biochemistry from McGill University and undergraduate degrees in English from Queen’s University and in Biology from the University of Victoria.