Initiative draws massive response
There’s been an overwhelming response to a unique, software-driven roadmapping initiative that seeks to match the future requirements of the Canadian soldier in the field with technologies emanating from industry, academia and government labs.
Strong research base essential
Canada’s biopharmaceutical industry is struggling. With a lack of large innovative players and a fractured business ecosystem amplifying competitive challenges, the goal of developing and sustaining a vibrant sector is coming under increasing scrutiny.
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has made its first contribution to date to a pioneering initiative spearheaded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The CSA is contributing $1 million to two projects in regenerative medicine and nanomedicine as part of the latest competition for $16 million in team grant funding under CIHR’s Regenerative Medicine and nanomedicine Initiative (RMNI).
A place for science in the Speech from the Throne
By Paul Dufour
Twenty-five years ago, a Minister of State for Science and Technology under the federal Progressive Conservative government gave an address to the House in response to the October1, 1986 Speech from the Throne.
IRAP hit with staff cuts
National Research Council (NRC) president John McDougall has come out swinging against “unfounded media speculation” of a 20% cut to its FY11-12 budget while acknowledging a year-over-year reduction of $58.
Efforts to accelerate the exploitation of health-related technologies through multi-agency collaboration are receiving a major boost with the doubling of funding for the next competition of the Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program.
Canada-India Innovation Summit
India’s massive technology requirements offer great potential for collaboration with Canada in S&T, but any successful collaboration must be tailored to specific needs and the ability to pay, said Dr R Chidambaram, the principal scientific advisor to the Government of India.