- Research. Creating new knowledge and building insights into how the innovation systems functions and policies that can improve it.
- Networking. Providing opportunities for exchange of ideas through breakfast meetings, workshops and conferences.
- Education. Dissemination of information through Blogs/Newsletters, events and other informal education activities, particularly for graduate students.
Funding. THECIS is funded on a project basis by a variety of organizations. since 2001, nearly 50 organizations have provided financial support to THECIS.
THECIS is governed by a Board of Directors from across Alberta, with extensive experience and knowledge relating to innovation.
Executive leadership is provided by an Executive Director, and projects are carried out for clients by a network of experienced individuals called THECIS Fellows. The THECIS Fellows represent a major asset and a major source of competitive advantage for THECIS.
The Core Values of THECIS are integrity, independence and quality.