The key to robust innovation in Canada lies in effective matchmaking between scientists and stakeholders.
Dr. Bloom is President and CEO of [Knowledge Impact Strategies Consulting Ltd](http://www.kimpact.com). Knowledge Impact Strategies provides innovative methods and products that connect researchers and their findings with policy makers, practitioners, industry, and civil society. She is also a faculty member at the University of Waterloo where she teaches interdisciplinary courses in knowledge transfer. She consults to governments, NGOs, and research institutes on strategic planning, implementation, and assessment of knowledge transfer investments. She is Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of the Canadian Centre for Knowledge Mobilisation, and is a founding member of the Ontario Ministry of Education Research Panel. In 2004, she created Research Works!, a community-university research alliance funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and in 2008 she initiated Canada’s first Science Shop, a community service centre for knowledge transfer at the University of Waterloo.