Organization: World Economic Forum

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…

Canada in international partnership for digital travel ID prototype

Canada is working with members of the World Economic Forum and partners to test emerging technologies that facilitate seamless and secure air travel. Canada joins other countries to launch a prototype of the Known Traveller Digital Identity system that includes advanced biometrics, cryptography and distributed ledger technologies. Canada and the Netherlands have agreed to design…

Canada holds steady at 14th in WEF annual ranking

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its annual competitiveness report showing that Canada is holding firm in 14th place overall among 148 nations. The WEF released its findings ahead of its Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014 in Tianjin China — an event being attended by Dr Howard Alper, chair of the Science,…

Canada improves competitiveness ranking

Canada has dramatically improved its global competitiveness ranking from #13 in 2007 to #9 in 2009, according to the World Economic Forum, a Swiss-based not-for-profit foundation aimed at improving corporate governance. The Forum now ranks Canada ahead of the UK, Korea and Hong Kong, based primarily on performance in sub-indexes such as flexibility of labour…

Resverlogix Corp wins Technology Pioneer Award

Resverlogix Corp is the only Canadian recipient of the 23 2008 Technology Pioneer Awards handed out by the World Economic Forum. The Calgary-based firm was recognized for its development of new molecules used in the treatment of atherosclerosis. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is identified as the number one cause of death globally, with more than 18…