Organization: Univ of Waterloo

Six neuroscience teams awarded $8.5 million

CQDM (a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research), Brain Canada and the Ontario Brain Institute have awarded nearly $8.5 million — augmented by $1.5 million in in-kind contributions — to six multi-provincial research teams. The investment will see 33 researchers from academia partnering with smaller companies to develop tools, technologies and platforms that accelerate…

Clearpath Robotics raises $14 million in venture capital

Clearpath Robotics has raised $14 million in venture capital funding to expand its portfolio of industrial applications. The Kitchener ON-based spinoff from the Univ of Waterloo bills itself as dedicated to automating the world’s “dullest, dirtiest and deadliest jobs” that will enable North American firms to onshore manufacturing rather than chase cheap labour. The latest…

Clearpath Robotics raises $14 million in venture capital

Clearpath Robotics has raised $14 million in venture capital funding to expand its portfolio of industrial applications. The Kitchener ON-based spinoff from the Univ of Waterloo bills itself as dedicated to automating the world’s “dullest, dirtiest and deadliest jobs” that will enable North American firms to onshore manufacturing rather than chase cheap labour. The latest…

Fed’s $15-million investment in IQC reannounced

Industry Canada has re-announced Budget 2014’s commitment to invest an additional $15 million over three years in the Univ of Waterloo‘s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), boosting federal investment in the institute to $89 million. The new funds will support IQC’s strategic plan to engage in the research and commercialization of quantum technologies. In addition…

Fed’s $15-million investment in IQC reannounced

Industry Canada has re-announced Budget 2014’s commitment to invest an additional $15 million over three years in the Univ of Waterloo‘s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), boosting federal investment in the institute to $89 million. The new funds will support IQC’s strategic plan to engage in the research and commercialization of quantum technologies. In addition…

MEOPAR awards $3.5 million to seven projects

The Marine Environmental, Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) has awarded $3.5 million to seven projects that competed in its second open call for applications. The targeted basic research projects are led by universities and address issues such as fog ice, ship noise, radioactivity, whale-ship collisions, storms and tsunamis. The successful projects’ lead investigators are…

NSERC provides $9.8 million for more CREATE grants

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced $9.8 million to support the second tranche of this year’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE ) grants. The funding will allow the six training programs at five Ontario-based institutions to train graduate students in the skills they require to work in industry. Grants for…

Automotive Partnerships Canada funds 10 projects

Auto Partnerships Canada (APC) has announced 10 projects designed to stimulate collaboration between industry and academia. APC will provide $30 million, augmented by $22 million from industry and other partners. McMaster Univ was the big winner with three projects valued at $24.2 million or 46% of the total. Those projects will develop next-generation electrified powertrains…

Univ of Waterloo opens electromagnetic test facility

The Univ of Waterloo has officially opened an advanced Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS), a $15-million, 500-sq-m facility for research and testing of electromagnetic devices. Supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Ontario Research Fund, the university and industry partners, the facility supports a wide range of devices from next-generation wireless communications…

Pebble Technology raises $15M in series ‘A’ financing

Pebble Technology, a Palo Alta CA-based developer of the wildly popular Pebble smart watch, has raised $15 million in series ‘A’ financing to expand development and marketing. The company was started by Vancouver native and Univ of Waterloo graduate Eric Migicovsky who previously raised $10.2 million through a Kickstarter cloud funding campaign, the largest in…