Brian Barge is co-founder, President and CEO of The Evidence Network. He has served as President & CEO of three leading innovation intermediaries in Canada. Over his 40-year career in innovation management, often in a global context, Brian has forged numerous innovative initiatives among universities, industries and governments that have stimulated the formation and growth of countless technology-intensive firms. His leadership in assessment of the impact of innovation intermediaries was stimulated through needs identified during his service on the Board of Directors of over 15 innovation intermediaries operating across diverse sectors, including those responsible for research and technology development, research park and incubator administration, health research translation, high performance computing, and regional economic development. Brian began his career as a scientist with the ARC, and established international prominence in the field of radar meteorology. He has degrees in honors physics (BA, University of Saskatchewan) and meteorology (MSc, PhD, McGill).