The Short Report – Feb. 9, 2022: Quebec gets Canada’s first universal quantum computer, Canadian cleantech companies receive more than $52 million in SDTC funding, Ocean Supercluster announces largest project to date, public servants learn about AI, new VP of research programs at CIHR, and more.
Organization: Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec
Ottawa prepares for future pandemics with launch of life science strategy, CellCAN and CCRM launch a new cell and gene therapy institute to tackle gaps in training, a new fund dedicated to developing transit solutions for rural and remote communities, and more.
Ottawa and partners commit $60 million to natural resources and environmental genomics projects, applied research funding at Canadian colleges gets a boost, 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.
Ottawa invests $80 million to position Canada as a cyber security leader, German and Canadian institutes partner on material acceleration centre, the third Arctic Science Ministerial promotes Arctic science collaboration and Indigenous research priorities, and more.
Iain Stewart becomes the new president of the Public Health Agency of Canada on Sept. 28th; OnCall Health seeks to expand partnerships and customers with its new round of funding; the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program and Innovate BC sign an MOU; the Canada Foundation for Innovation appoints three new members to its board.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced $9 billion in financial aid for post-secondary students, who will be eligible for up to $1750 a month from May through August, to compensate for the lack of summer jobs. Students can also earn money from the federal government for volunteering. Trudeau also raised the maximum weekly amount that can…
Eddyfi has acquired two overseas companies that expand the Quebec City-based tech firm’s capability and reach in the fest-growing global market for non-destructive technologies and services. More than $600 million in private equity and debt financing was raised to complete the acquisitions and pursue other strategic opportunities.
Montreal came in first for innovation on a ranking of intelligent communities by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). ICF ranks communities by their ability “to generate innovation in business and government for economic but also social and cultural growth.” Their metrics cover innovation programs available in the community; online services provided by local government or…
Canada needs a new innovation agency to support tech scale-ups and drive adoption of digital technologies across all sectors, says a new report by innovation policy expert David A. Wolfe.