A group of 25 leaders from the Canadian tech and innovation sectors have launched the Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism (CILAR), which plans to create more opportunities for BIPOC people within the innovation economy.
International team including Quebec researchers develops innovative technique for increasing laser intensity, opening the door to producing highly powerful, smaller, less costly lasers.
The new Multi-Jurisdictional Registry Access Service (MRAS) aims to build a seamless internal market within Canada. Corporations Canada will join this fall, with more jurisdictions to follow.
The Bank of Canada is partnering with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) to launch a BIS Innovation Hub in Toronto; National Bank of Canada’s venture-capital arm NAventures announced it will make an additional minority investment of up to $50-million in Toronto-based robo-advisor Nest Wealth; the federal government will invest $40 million over three years in the Union Training and Innovation Program; and more.
Quebec City’s planned $775-million deep-water container terminal will anchor a new network for global maritime and logistics innovation that connects the scientific community with the “real” world.
With funding from the Department of Defence and other agencies, the mineral development company ZEN Graphene Solutions has launched a research collaboration with UBC’s Dr. Mohammad Arjmand (PhD) and his team to develop graphene nanocomposites for use in satellites.
Graphene, the strongest and thinnest material in existence, is a “supermaterial” with many applications across industries. Here we look at the market forecast for this emerging technology and the key Canadian companies commercializing it.
Saskatchewan approved a first-of-its-kind hydrogen production project; the Black Innovation Fellowship (BIF) at Ryerson’s DMZ announced a $1 million program expansion; Kitchener wearable tech company North will be sold to Google’s parent company Alphabet; and more.
Ottawa and Alberta are working together and with other governments, industry, researchers and innovators to build a transformative clean “hydrogen economy” in Canada.
Hydrogen fuel technology promises not only a path to meeting Canada’s climate goals, but an opportunity to prosper in the new clean energy economy.
A disjunct exists between post-secondary institutions, industry, and government on the topic of skills. In this webinar discussion, three experts from Canada’s skills sector discuss the challenges and solutions.
Opinion: Supply chain innovation can reduce coronavirus food shortages
This is a critical juncture: we are at a time when we need to examine food processing technology pre-COVID-19 and deploy it to make us more food secure and ready to withstand the next big challenge.
New anti-racist movements on social media are upending the status quo for diversity and inclusion in academia
A general strike in support of Black academics on June 10th may have signalled the end of business-as-usual for diversity and inclusion efforts at post-secondary institutions.
As Canada weighs the deployment of contact-tracing applications to harness the COVID-19 pandemic, experts weigh in on what it will take to do it right.
CIHR will use a virtual peer review process to evaluate grant applications, in response to a backlash from researchers over the council’s initial decision to cancel the spring competition.
The Chief Information Officers (CIO) Strategy Council has published a new national standard for data governance, enabling organizations to create a “trust environment” for third-party interactions and help secure their data assets.
BC Innovation Commissioner’s final report calls for regional precincts to boost economic performance
Reports says BC needs boosts its R&D spending by $2.5 billion through partnerships with the federal government, the private sector and international investors.
Canada’s chief science advisor Dr. (PhD) Mona Nemer says she’d be “pleased” to provide input into a new long-term research and pandemic preparedness strategy being developed by the federal government. Nemer also co-chairs a group providing advice on health data needed to manage disease spread, an area public health experts say needs significant improvement.
A new $108.5-million technology and agri-food research and innovation network, supported by the federal government and industry, is expected to begin operations by the end of this month. Alberta Innovates’ Inventures conference also highlighted a new $40 funding challenge from Emissions Reduction Alberta to accelerate technology innovation in agriculture, agri-food and forestry.
Why Canada needs a national vaccine strategy
The private sector has little appetite for manufacturing small-volume, niche vaccines for pandemic viruses. That’s why any primary manufacturing facility for vaccines like COVID-19 need to be federally owned and operated.
Revenue at Canada’s national health charities has plummeted 50% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the collateral damage to the economy. The revenue drop could hit the health research community hard as it grapples with widespread research disruptions.
Formed in 2019 from a union of the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) and the NEOMED Institute, adMare Bioinnovations has already launched 10 companies to date.
The Future Skills Centre (FSC) is investing $37 million in 30 community-based projects to help Canadians acquire in-demand skills and transition to new jobs or industries.
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada is asking Ottawa to take immediate action, including a new investment bank, wage subsidies, R&D funding and a long-term sector strategy, to help its members recover from the devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The federal and Quebec governments are teaming up on a $15-million investment to advance responsible development of artificial intelligence, including a new international centre of AI expertise in Montréal.
Dr. Mona Nemer appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health May 19 to highlight what her office has been doing since the novel coronavirus arrived in Canada.
Canada’s six regional development agencies will direct federal COVID-19 relief funding to small and mid-sized companies and sectors that fall between the cracks of other relief programs.