Number 1 / Volume 33 / January 23, 2019

Mark Mann

In the innovation community, we often talk about how government and industry can better facilitate the commercialization of research, but not every innovation finds its most natural and ideal expression as a product.

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Opinion Leader:
Tim Draimin

Wicked ecological and social challenges force us to rethink innovation policy

Canada should adopt a mission-oriented approach to innovation in order to tackle the major societal challenges.

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News Bites

News Briefs

Twenty-nine Alberta clean tech projects awarded $20.5M

New $1.62M collaboration in Nova Scotia will advance light-manipulation research

Defence finalizes 160 contracts for its Competitive Projects innovation program

Feds, industry invest $67.7M  to support field crop science

Queen's University launches Rose Innovation Hub at newly built Mitchell Hall

The Schulich School of Business opens $50-million research and commercialization facility

The Schulich School of Business at York University opened a new building for interdisciplinary research and commercialization. The Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building will host four Centres of Excellence in management education: the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business, the Schulich Centre for Global Enterprise, and the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure, as well as the newly created Centre of Excellence in Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, which incorporates the Deloitte Cognitive Analytics and Visualization Lab. The $50-million, 67,000-square-foot building received $15 million from the federal government’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, created in Budget 2016 and offering $2 billion over three years to update and modernize aging post-secondary infrastructure. The McEwen building also employs environmentally responsible designs, including a glass solar chimney that provides passive natural ventilation to the whole building.

Dalhousie University opens new innovation 'sandbox'

New partnership streamlines funding for emission-reducing innovations

Bains and Duncan seek applicants for new science and innovation advisory council

Alberta Innovates invests $2 million to explore non-combustion uses for bitumen

New innovation centre launched in downtown Calgary


OMERS Ventures hires veteran investor Michael Yang to open Silicon Valley office

Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association appoints new CEO