Organization: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

The Short Report – May 19, 2021: Ottawa injects $200 million into domestic vaccine manufacturing capacity, CAN Health Network project extended, nuclear leaders prepare CANDU reactors for decommissioning, and more

Resilience Biotechnologies receives significant funding to produce made-in-Canada vaccines, Ottawa extends the CAN Health Network project in Ontario by one year with a $3.25-million investment, Canada’s nuclear leaders collaborate on the decommissioning process, and more.

The Short Report – Feb 24, 2021: A level-four disease containment facility at U of Saskatchewan, NSERC provides $118 million for research partnerships, CIHR’s plan for the next decade, and more

Saskatchewan funds an upgrade of a University of Saskatchewan centre to work with deadly diseases, Vancouver Shipyards begins construction of an ocean vessel to study the impact of climate change, Canadian Institutes of Health Research release a long-awaited plan for the next decade, and more.

New big data initiative to support Canada’s ocean economy

The federal government, industry and academia have officially launched DeepSense, a “big ocean data innovation environment” based at Dalhousie University in Halifax. The partnership will enable companies to benefit from technology solutions for real-world ocean-related data challenges and help them make better-informed commercial decisions. DeepSense will also create a pool of highly qualified people with…

Siemens and NB Power growing smart grid innovation cluster

By Debbie Lawes This article is from the March 2017 issue of Canadian Innovation News. You can read the full issue here. Sometimes it takes a looming challenge to spur innovation. That’s what happened in New Brunswick about seven years ago when a strategic review revealed that the province’s century-old utility would be unable to generate enough electricity, or purchase…

Feds and province fund UNB cybersecurity institute

Federal and provincial funding agencies have banded together to support the creation of the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the Univ of New Brunswick. The multidisciplinary institute also signed its first corporate partner with IBM coming on board with resources and in-kind contributions. CIC’s founding director is Dr Ali Ghorbani, Canada Research Chair in…

ACOA invests in Neurodyn for Parkinson’s treatment

The business development program of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is investing $459,000 in Neurodyn Inc to support development of two natural products for the treatment of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s. Neurodyn, which is BC based but has R&D operations in Charlottetown PEI, utilizes a portfolio approach to identify, validate, and develop bioactives. For…