More than 550 members of Alberta’s innovation system call on the UCP government to act on an expert panel report to help the province’s struggling tech sector.
Organization: Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance
Searchable database could make it easier for tech companies of all sizes to apply for government contracts.
Some of Canada’s 12,000 Canadian-owned small tech and innovative companies have already folded while others are being bought at fire-sale prices by large U.S. companies. Unless the government takes stronger measures, things will get worse, business leaders say.
Many stakeholders in Canada’s innovation ecosystem are calling for an independent, comprehensive review of Canada’s tax system.
A new report by the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s World Trade Centre Toronto (WTC-T) argues that the Toronto region needs a better scaleup ecosystem to grow its small and medium enterprises. Titled ”Defying Gravity: Building a Scaleup Ecosystem,” the report claims that the region provides ample support to tech startups through its numerous accelerators…
A Statistics Canada report on foreign firms operating in Canada points to both crisis and opportunity for the country’s innovation ecosystem.
Submissions to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) in advance of Budget 2019 seek better R&D tax credits, more space investments, and a bigger Strategic Innovation Fund, among other things.
As Department of Finance Canada conducts an internal review of the SR&ED program, innovation advocates and business consultants say Canada’s largest funding program for incenting R&D by the private sector is “broken” and needs a major overhaul.
The whole ecosystem is patting themselves on the back, confident that their concerted efforts to lobby behind the Naylor report recommendations — foremost of which was an increase in budget – did not fall on deaf ears. RE$EARCH MONEY offers excerpts of what the ecosystem has to say about the federal budget.
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has named David Perry as chief talent officer to focus on developing Canada’s human resources leadership as part of CATA’s innovation agenda. A CEO of the boutique executive search and management consulting firm Perry-Martel International, Perry handled more than 1,000 projects and created an extensive personal network of leading CEOs and…