Organization: Natural Resources Canada

Innovation Conversations: Q&A with Nobina Robinson

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.

Semi-finalists chosen for flagship Clean Growth Program

Innovative technologies for Canada’s oilsands industry are well represented in the semi-finalists announced for Natural Resources Canada’s flagship Clean Growth Program. They are competing for a share of NRCan’s $155-million investment, aimed at advancing clean technology R&D and demonstration projects in energy, mining and forestry. Eleven oilsands-related technologies being developed by various companies and organizations…

Federal innovation support programs focus of ground breaking Treasury Board inventory

Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) has completed a comprehensive inventory of federal programs aimed at supporting business innovation and clean technology. The inventory captured 20 organizations and 92 program streams (business-facing programs), with the top five accounting for more than two-thirds of the $2.379 billion total.