Canada’s new Patent Collective will reduce the risks of patent infringement claims and other intellectual property issues for SMEs.
Canada’s superclusters need rigorous intellectual property strategies to protect Canadian SMEs’ IP and ensure it stays in Canada to benefit the national economy, say top IP specialists.
Rogers Communications has partnered with Waterloo accelerator Communitech to open a 5G innovation lab, opening in September and focusing on smart city, IoT and enterprise applications. – Yahoo Finance Saskatoon-based software company Vendasta Technologies Inc. has raised $40-million in venture capital, the largest ever for a Saskatchewan tech company. – The Globe and Mail Ottawa calls it the largest…
The federal government has shrunk the number of innovation programs it offers, but there’s still ample funding and opportunities available, government officials say.
Spurred by a “culture change,” the federal government has increased collaboration both internally and externally on science, technology and innovation.
Strong industry leadership without burdensome government bureaucracy will be key to Canada’s superclusters’ success, R$ conference hears.
Details are beginning to emerge on cuts to R&D in the April 11 Ontario budget: $1 million for the Mowat Centre (closing), the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity (closing) and the province’s Health System Research Fund (clawed back). R$ will investigate these and other cuts further. – Mowat Centre Canada and Japan have signed two…
Ottawa should admit it has an innovation performance problem and adopt solutions that include industrial sector strategies, innovation targets and an innovation strategy that is an export strategy.
Better government policy and sustained financing from Canada’s big banks needed to grow scaleups into global firms.
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) announced more than $1 million over four years for a new Social Purpose Institute (SPI), launched by United Way of the Lower Mainland. The initiative aims to promote economic growth and social purpose in British Columbia. – Newswire The governments of Canada and Quebec are investing $8.4 million in Uniboard Canada…