Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The Short Report, July 31, 2019: Women-led businesses, medical technologies, autonomous greenhouses

Ottawa will invest up to $49.5-million into the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) for the development of AI, robotics and precision agriculture, in order to reduce reliance on temporary labour and improve profitability for Canadian farmers. CAAIN is led by Alberta Innovates, Lakeland College, and the Vineland Research & Innovation Centre out of Ontario. – Lethbridge…

The Short Report – May 8, 2019: Cannabis R&D, fuel cell demo, accelerator funding

With the goal becoming a mainstream healthcare company, Smiths Falls, ON-based Canopy Growth Corp. has spun off a new division – Spectrum Therapeutics – to oversee the company’s commercial medical and clinical research operations including Spectrum Cannabis, Canopy Health Innovations, and recently acquired Germany-based C3Cannabinoid Compound Company, which develops cannabinoid-based medical therapies. – Canopy Growth…

Feds invest $70 million in more agricultural science research

The federal government is investing $70 million over five years to hire approximately 75 agricultural scientists and equip them with state-of-the-art tools, including environmental sampling equipment and analytical instruments, needed to advance agricultural research. Of the $70 million, $44 million is dedicated to hiring the next generation of federal research scientists and science professionals. As…

Feds invest $12.1 million to advance innovation in canola sector

The federal government is providing up to $12.1 million to advance innovation and sustainability in Canada’s canola sector, focused on creating new and improved products. Lawrence MacCauley, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, announced the funding in Winnipeg to the Canola Council of Canada under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Clusters program. The research investment…

Innovation Conversations: Q&A with Nobina Robinson

Nobina Robinson retires from her position of Chief Executive Officer at Polytechnics Canada this month after nine years in that role. In those years, Robinson has been recognized by her colleagues for bringing attention to the important role polytechnics and colleges play in Canada’s innovation ecosystem, particularly applied research and commercialization. She shares her thoughts with RE$EARCH MONEY about the legacy she leaves behind and what’s next for the sector.