Spurred by a “culture change,” the federal government has increased collaboration both internally and externally on science, technology and innovation.
Organization: Science and Economic Development Canada
Strong industry leadership without burdensome government bureaucracy will be key to Canada’s superclusters’ success, R$ conference hears.
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.
Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) was allocated $100M in the federal budget, and is aiming to make Canada the world’s cleanest oil and gas producer.
Small Canadian manufacturing companies and technology firms will reap big benefits from the new Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, says the chief executive leading the initiative.
Nobina Robinson retires from her position of Chief Executive Officer at Polytechnics Canada this month after nine years in that role. In those years, Robinson has been recognized by her colleagues for bringing attention to the important role polytechnics and colleges play in Canada’s innovation ecosystem, particularly applied research and commercialization. She shares her thoughts with RE$EARCH MONEY about the legacy she leaves behind and what’s next for the sector.
Iain Stewart, the current president of the National Research Council (NRC), has been reappointed for a term of five years. The reappointment – announced by Navdeep Bains, minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada on June 20 — will allow Stewart to continue to work on the federal agency’s transformation, called the NRC Dialogue,…
Science minister Kirsty Duncan met with members of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) this June to outline her expectations for the committee created in fall 2017 to harmonize research initiatives among federal granting agencies. Duncan’s office said the meeting was held in Ottawa where she made clear her expectations of the CRCC, how it…
The Department of National Defence (DND) has launched its first call for proposals for a new innovation procurement program geared towards leveraging ideas and expertise outside its own network of laboratories.