Canadian oil and gas companies are ramping up investment in artificial intelligence and related digital technologies.
Topic: Government Funding
Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster announced seven initial projects, with $40 million of co-investment over three years.
Saint Mary’s University receives $1.2 million from Ottawa and the Nova Scotia Innovation Hub for a five-year biomass research project.
The Alberta government is committing $100 million over five years to attract more AI companies to invest in the province.
Canada’s first-ever scientific project co-funded by crowdfunding and a federally supported research granting group aims to help a First Nations community in British Columbia harvest shellfish again and safeguard a natural ecosystem.
The funding from the province’s Climate Leadership Plan is being provided through Emissions Reduction Alberta’s Industrial Efficiency Challenge.
A new Life Sciences Innovation Hub at the University of Calgary has received $8.5 million to support specialized programming for entrepreneurs and companies.
Mississauga-based Imtex Membranes receives $6 million from Ottawa to scale up and demonstrate its gas-separating technology for petrochemical operations.
Nine research teams across Canada receive CANARIE funding to develop research data management tools.
Calgary and Alberta are leading the country in developing and deploying drones, as a strategy to diversify the province’s economy, but the industry says more federal support is needed.