Organization: CANARIE

Industry digital network works with Ontario to help SMEs accelerate time to market

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is working with the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) to offer the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Ontario government is contributing $63 million to the partnership, but with matching funds from the private sector, the total will rise to $115 million.

Government to consider expansion and greater coordination of digital research infrastructure

Canada’s digital research infrastructure (DRI) is fragmented, oversubscribed and underfunded, according to officials close to the file. Its precarious state compared to competitor nations comes at a time when more and more areas of R&D are becoming digitized and data driven while the size and complexity of data sets are increasing exponentially.

New CANARIE program encourages adaptation of research tools across disciplines

CANARIE, Canada’s high-performance computing network, is using $2 million in funding to encourage greater sharing of visualization software and other research platforms in an effort to reduce duplication and accelerate discoveries. Under the pilot Research Software Program, five teams will receive funding to improve software tools they have already developed and adapt them for use by researchers in other disciplines. CANARIE says the pilot program aims to demonstrate the viability of a new approach for making more efficient use of research funds.

Basic science needs better oversight and coordination, and more money: Expert panel

R$ talks to David Naylor

A federally commissioned blue-chip panel calling for greater coherence and financial support for fundamental research has made a series of 35 recommendations, including a $1.3-billion increase in the budgets of the three granting councils, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and related entities over the next four years.

Industry Canada launches DRI strategy

The federal government is moving on commitments made in its recent Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and 2015 Budget by launching consultations for a Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) strategy. Led by Industry Canada, the on-line consultation is seeking submissions from a broad range of stakeholders to guide development of a strategy that the department says…

CANARIE to fund Research Data Canada activities

CANARIE has announced that it will fund the ongoing activities of Research Data Canada (RDC) until the end of its current mandate in 2015. RDC was established in 2012 to address the challenges and issues associated with managing and preserving research data — a function closely aligned with a call from CANARIE’s stakeholder community for…

CANARIE supports high-speed network in NB

CANARIE is investing $7 million in a dark-fibre optical network in northern New Brunswick to boost R&D and commerce in the region. The project — a collaboration with the Government of New Brunswick and F6 Networks — will provide the region’s colleges and research institutes with high-speed connectivity of 100Gb/s to position northern NB as…

CANARIE’S DAIR services offered to research parks

CANARIE is partnering with a national research parks association to offer its Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR ) cloud-based computing, networking and storage service to assist small firms in bridging the gap between incubation and commercialization. The agreement with the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) gives businesses access to the free service…