Organization: Simon Fraser Univ

Borealis AI expands to BC

Borealis AI will establish a computer vision research centre in Vancouver by fall. Borealis AI, an RBC Institute for Research, will develop a machine learning subfield that trains computers to see, process and understand the visual world even as computer vision is new to the financial services industry. Professor Greg Mori, computing science director of…

Niagara supercomputer available to all Canadian researchers

Niagara, Canada’s most powerful supercomputer to date, is now available to researchers across the country, thanks to funding from the federal and provincial governments and Univ of Toronto, where the supercomputer is housed. Niagara is being supported by the university’s high performance computing division, SciNet. The supercomputer is part of the national advanced research computing…

Superclusters: Success depends on far more than tech-focused innovation policy

The supercluster initiative marks a new and positive step in Canadian innovation policy. It is more than a research granting exercise. Instead, it is one that is designed to ensure a clear reaching out to all parts of the research ecosystem in industry, non-profit organizations, academia and government.

SFU and China launch accelerator program

Simon Fraser Univ has launched the Hanhai-SFU Canada-China Commercialization & Acceleration Network (C2-CAN) in partnership with the Beijing Hanhai Zihye Investment Management Group. An MOU leading to the network’s creation was signed earlier this month. The network is aimed at supporting the commercialization of advanced technologies originating from both countries, providing access to incubator facilities,…

WD funds brain imaging lab in British Columbia

Western Economic Diversification Canada is providing $3.6 million to the Surrey Memorial Image Tech Lab to enhance its advanced diagnostics and treatment monitoring in neurology, mental health and addiction care. As part of the Innovation Boulevard network, the lab is the first of its kind in western Canada and ensures that British Columbia is globally…

Soft Materials Lab slated for Simon Fraser Univ

Simon Fraser Univ is enhancing its 4D LABS facility with the creation of a Centre for Soft Materials to allow applications-driven research for the design, development, demonstration and delivery of advanced functional materials and nanoscale devices aimed at soft materials. The $8.6-million facility is being funded by Western Economic Diversification ($4.3 million), Automotive Fuel Cell…