BioVectra’s funding boost creates room for mRNA vaccine production; UNESCO’s Science Commission unanimously adopts the Recommendation on Open Science; the Government of Canada celebrates Canada’s top natural sciences and engineering research talent, and more.
Organization: Alberta Innovates
New funding for GHGSat’s expansion of satellites to detect methane emissions, USask’s VIDO receives a $6-million award for vaccine development from an international epidemic coalition, Ontario and Ottawa make investments in livestock research, and more.
An Alberta R&D facility for testing technologies that combat climate change is helping startup companies bridge the “valley of death” to commercialization.
The American Physical Society rewards Dr. John Polanyi’s history of nuclear anti-proliferation activism, Ontario’s AI ecosystem is faring well despite pandemic effects, a University of Alberta team uncovers promising antiviral agents for potentially safer, more effective COVID treatment, and more.
Canada’s tech startup ecosystems performed well overall in Startup Genome’s annual global startup report, but more work is required on global marketing and early-stage investment, says JF Gauthier, CEO of the Startup Genome innovation policy advisory and research firm based in San Francisco.
In a $35-million, multiple government-supported initiative, four new business accelerators — including three rooted in Silicon Valley — will set up shop in Alberta to help entrepreneurs and innovators in the province’s fast-growing tech startup sector.
Dr. Alan Bernstein to forgo third term leading CIFAR, Nikean Foundation gift marks largest contribution towards psychedelic science and research in Canada, Bruce Power takes the next step towards new isotope production, and more.
Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, heads the INGSA international network, Ottawa moves to accelerate innovation in Canadian mining, and more.
Alberta Innovates and the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program have been crucial to Edmonton entrepreneur Ling Huang in developing technology that helps young adults with autism and other neurodiverse individuals find long-term employment in the digital economy.
Alberta Innovates has launched a new program called Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE)-Concepts that provides funding to help early-stage entrepreneurs commercialize digital health technologies.