Canadian Innovation News (CIN) is a free online publication highlighting Canadian innovators to the international community. It is brought to you by Re$earch Money, Canada's most trusted source of science, technology, innovation and investment policy. Our goal is to showcase Canada as an epicentre of creativity and cutting-edge ideas that offers competitive solutions to countries and companies world-wide. CIN takes the Canadian story to over 30 different countries around the world. We help companies, investors, researchers and other innovation leaders spread their message globally and make the critical connections to succeed in today’s global marketplace.

Our Team

Jeffrey Crelinstein


Jeffrey Crelinsten is CEO of Research Money Inc. and publisher of RE$EARCH MONEY. He is also President and CEO of The Impact Group, a consultancy he co-founded in 1987, specializing in science, technology and innovation policy, communications and education. Jeffrey has been studying challenges facing tech entrepreneurs and the innovation ecosystems that try to support them for over 25 years. He developed the R$ conferences to bring together leaders from the private and public sector to address critical issues around innovation policy and knowledge-based commerce. Before founding The Impact Group, Jeffrey taught science and human affairs at Concordia University and had an active career as a science documentary writer for radio and television. Jeffrey is Senior Research Fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He is a founding director of the International Commercialization Alliance and is a past-President of the Canadian Science Writers Association. Jeffrey has a B.Sc. in physics from McGill University, a M.Sc. in astronomy from University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in history of science and science policy from University of Montreal.

Adity Das Gupta

Customer Engagement Manager

Adity is the lead on customer engagement, relationship management and administration. Adity is on a mission to connect with existing customers, develop and implement sales strategies, and innovate new ways for RE$EARCH MONEY to expand its business and create value for customers and stakeholders. Adity has experience working in academia and the non-profit and private sectors, and brings a strong understanding of the science, technology and innovation space, as well as experience with vendor relationship and partnership management and event management. Adity has a number of academic publications and her interests include innovation policy and the regulatory space, and social policy. Adity holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan and a BSS in Economics from BRAC University (Bangladesh).

Debbie Lawes


Debbie has worked as a journalist and editor for 25 years. Her affiliation with RE$EARCH MONEY began in 1992 as a contributing writer and associate editor of R$ and several business-to-business publications. In 1997 she was promoted to managing editor and since 2000 has contributed to R$ as a consulting editor. Debbie is also co-founder of Dovercourt Editorial Services, which specializes in writing and project coordination for public, private and not-for-profit clients. Debbie’s interviewing and writing experience spans the full innovation spectrum, from basic and applied research, to prototype development, technology transfer, venture capital, scale-up and commercialization, as well as public policy.

Rebecca Melville

Chief Operating Officer

Rebecca oversees the day-to-day running of the company. It’s exciting to be part of such an adaptive organization and she is constantly on the lookout for the next innovation. Rebecca has worked extensively in the non-profit and private sector, and brings expertise in program and organizational management, communications and design, and event planning to the company. Her interest lies in engaging communities through facilitated discussion, in finding novel ways of solving problems old and new, and in the continuing importance of transformative learning for people of all ages and backgrounds. She likes getting people together to talk about the issues that matter to them. She brings these passions to the R$ newsletter and events. Rebecca holds an MA in Adult Education and Community Development, with a collaborative degree in Comparative, International and Development Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto), as well as a BA in Honours Psychology from the University of Guelph.