With this issue, RE$EARCH MONEY completes 20 years of publication. From the first issue on January 21, 1987 to today, we have observed, reported on and attempted to analyze the twists and turns of a remarkable transformation in Canadian research and development.
TPC invests record $350 million
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) will receive $350 million in federal assistance from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC), the largest single R&D investment in the aerospace and defence sector in Canadian history.
Science and technology in Alberta has been given far greater prominence within the new government structure announced by incoming premier Ed Stelmach. The day before his December 13th inauguration, Stelmach announced five priorities for his government and a restructuring of the provincial bureaucracy which includes a merger of Alberta Innovation and Science (AIS) and the Ministry of Advanced Education.
Organizational challenges being addressed
Information technology and cancer stem cell research are emerging as the strongest contenders for initial research collaboration under the Canada California Strategic Innovation Partnership (CCSIP) (R$, October 18/06).
Richard Hawkins and Cooper Langford
A 12-step plan for Western Canada
By Richard Hawkins and Cooper Langford
Across Canada, ‘innovation’ is nailed to the masthead of every Provincial economic strategy. There is growing social as well as political consensus that in order to sustain our high quality of life, we need to enhance our basic and applied research capabilities and create new types of knowledge-based industries.
The National Research Council (NRC) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have signed separate agri-biotech MOUs with India’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to strengthen research ties between the two nations and plan for future collaborative projects The MOUs were signed December 6 in Bangalore and although they are separate, they may pave the way for a three-way collaboration between India, AAFC and NRC.
Report from Texas-based IC2 Institute
Civic leaders in Moncton are considering their first steps towards implementing recommendations contained in a rigorous assessment of the potential for boosting the city’s high-tech economic growth and employment.
A key House of Commons committee is calling for the federal government to increase the base budget of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) by $350 million over three years. The Standing Committee on Finance endorsed only a small number of the recommendations submitted by a large number of witness and submissions as part of the run-up to the next federal Budget.