Organization: National Research Council of Canada

Businesses, innovators aim to make Canada a global leader in Internet of Things

Ottawa is a growing international centre for companies providing Internet of Things (IoT) devices and related software. Alberta wants to become the next major tech centre focused on IoT. Here’s how Canadian businesses and innovators are ramping up efforts to make Canada a world leader in IoT technologies and services.

The Short Report, June 26, 2019: Dementia, Ontario chief scientist, AI for travel

The Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging is receiving $46 million over five years: $31.6 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and $14.4 million from partners, including the Alzheimer Society. Headquartered at Baycrest in Toronto, the second phase of CCNA’s research program will include a large-scale study to evaluate the effectiveness of new…

The Short Report, June 19, 2019 – Research chairs, cybersecurity, Strategic Innovation Fund

Science and Sports minister Kirsty Duncan has announced over $275 million for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across Canada. It was the most gender diverse competition yet: 47% women, 22% visible minorities, 5% persons with disabilities, and 4% Indigenous peoples. The Canada Foundation for Innovation is contributing another $5.2 million…

The Short Report – May 1, 2019: Licensing income, new Teachers fund, federal investments

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…

Federal government must improve innovation funding practices: study

The federal government needs to improve assessment of “innovation intermediaries” it funds and better target future funding for business accelerators and incubators, says a study done for the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto.

Innovative health solutions from SMEs needed under ISC program

New challenges in public health were recently announced under the Innovative Solutions Canada program, which aims to help small and mid-sized enterprises sell their innovative products and services to the government. Public Health Agency of Canada is looking for solutions for satellite images and communications platforms. The National Research Council of Canada needs suppliers for…

NRC, Airbus renew partnership to collaborate

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Airbus have renewed their framework agreement to cooperate on research in a wide range of areas and technologies, such as manufacturing, autonomous mobility, and cabin technologies. The new five-year agreement, signed in the United Kingdom, will build on their long-term relationship, which has been going on for over…