The Innovation Asset Collective, Canada’s first patent collective, more than doubled its membership in its first six months and has awarded two rounds of grants to its member companies to help them own, access and use intellectual property.
Organization: Canadian Intellectual Property Office
VC investment in Canada hit its second highest level last year, Canada’s annual Gairdner awards announced, Quebec SMEs benefit from a $9 million e-commerce boost, Ontario invests in autonomous vehicles, and more.
Roche Canada launches a centre of excellence to advance digital transformation in healthcare and Evidence for Democracy opens up applications for a new ED.
The gender gap in research is narrowing, according to a sweeping new report by Elsevier that examined research participation, career progression and perceptions in 43 countries, including Canada, through a gender lens. But despite some gains, women still represent a tiny minority of all inventors.
Canada’s new Patent Collective will reduce the risks of patent infringement claims and other intellectual property issues for SMEs.
Canada’s superclusters need rigorous intellectual property strategies to protect Canadian SMEs’ IP and ensure it stays in Canada to benefit the national economy, say top IP specialists.
The Trade Commissioner Service has renamed its Going Global Innovation (GGI) program to CanExport Innovation (CXI). The program offers grants to support the early-stage development of international research partnerships. It is designed to minimize the cost of finalizing relationships where there has already been interest between the research partners. Through CXI, Canadian innovators can access…
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has announced minor changes to Canada’s IP regime that impact on universities and small- and medium-sized companies. The regulatory changes offer qualifying universities and firms $3,000 in relief over the life of a patent by applying at the small entity level. The changes also provide a relief mechanism for…