Spurred by a “culture change,” the federal government has increased collaboration both internally and externally on science, technology and innovation.
Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
With the goal becoming a mainstream healthcare company, Smiths Falls, ON-based Canopy Growth Corp. has spun off a new division – Spectrum Therapeutics – to oversee the company’s commercial medical and clinical research operations including Spectrum Cannabis, Canopy Health Innovations, and recently acquired Germany-based C3Cannabinoid Compound Company, which develops cannabinoid-based medical therapies. – Canopy Growth…
Saint Mary’s University receives $1.2 million from Ottawa and the Nova Scotia Innovation Hub for a five-year biomass research project.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is providing $2.9 million for 15 innovative projects in British Columbia, to assist with the development, commercialization, and adoption of novel technologies.
A combined investment from the federal government and industry brings $67.7 million to support research and innovation in the field crop sector.
In a string of recent announcements, the new external science advisory network initiated by Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor, has begun taking shape.
The federal government is investing $70 million over five years to hire approximately 75 agricultural scientists and equip them with state-of-the-art tools, including environmental sampling equipment and analytical instruments, needed to advance agricultural research. Of the $70 million, $44 million is dedicated to hiring the next generation of federal research scientists and science professionals. As…
The federal government is providing up to $12.1 million to advance innovation and sustainability in Canada’s canola sector, focused on creating new and improved products. Lawrence MacCauley, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, announced the funding in Winnipeg to the Canola Council of Canada under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Clusters program. The research investment…
Nobina Robinson retires from her position of Chief Executive Officer at Polytechnics Canada this month after nine years in that role. In those years, Robinson has been recognized by her colleagues for bringing attention to the important role polytechnics and colleges play in Canada’s innovation ecosystem, particularly applied research and commercialization. She shares her thoughts with RE$EARCH MONEY about the legacy she leaves behind and what’s next for the sector.
The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) is taking the new Tri-Council Research Fund (TCRF) on the road to consult on how best to use $275 million over five years to boost international, interdisciplinary and high-risk research activities.