A new Life Sciences Innovation Hub at the University of Calgary has received $8.5 million to support specialized programming for entrepreneurs and companies.
Topic: University Research
A new innovation ‘sandbox’ at Dalhousie University will help student entrepreneurs turn their bright ideas into commercial products.
Canadian researchers will share funding for seven projects exploring alternative uses for oil sands bitumen, from nanostructured materials to road construction asphalt.
Automotive R&D and innovation is growing in the Toronto-Waterloo technology corridor, despite General Motors Oshawa assembly plant closing.
The Univ of Saskatchewan has recruited a veteran Swedish venture capitalist to overhaul its Industry Liaison Office (ILO), re-brand it Innovation Enterprise (IE) and inject a strong industry pull into its operations.
The growing threat of cyber attacks on Internet-based networks is being turned into an economic opportunity for both New Brunswick and Canada. In May 2016, New Brunswick became the first province to develop a comprehensive strategy on cybersecurity and cyber innovation, developed in partnership with academia, government and industry leaders like IBM.
Energy fusion research is back on the political radar with the release of a roadmap that calls for a national program and $250 million over five years to build capacity and position Canada as a global competitor.
R$ publisher, Dr. Jeffrey Crelinsten recently spoke with Dr. Patry about CFI, the challenges of being an entrepreneur in Canada and the government’s pending innovation agenda.