Five Ontario post-secondary institutions establish a hub to advance climate action solutions, a global initiative bolsters internet routing, the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI) at The Neuro announces a new partnership, and more.
Organization: Centre for International Governance Innovation
Warning that spies have “traded trench coats for lab coats,” analysts from Canada’s spy agency have begun giving briefs to Canadian universities, medical research institutes, pharmaceutical companies and others involved in the pandemic response on emerging national security threats.
Nearly $3.4 billion in federal spending through the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) during the last three years has failed to improve Canada’s “disastrous” innovation performance and productivity, say some innovation and policy experts. An analysis by Research Money of SIF data shows that Ontario, Quebec and foreign-based firms have received the lion’s share of SIF funding.
Vivek Goel will be UWaterloo’s seventh president and vice-chancellor; aerial drone technology gets a major boost in funding.
The rise of user-generated content on social media platforms presents a new and complex set of problems for contemporary society. A social media council won’t solve all of them, but it would provide an interim solution to start addressing the pressing problems in content moderation.
The Alberta United Conservative Party government’s first budget will reduce the deficit but slashes support for the tech sector, advanced education, innovation funding and university students
New data value chains and foundational standards are needed if Canada wants to transform into a digital economy: policy brief.
Canada’s new Patent Collective will reduce the risks of patent infringement claims and other intellectual property issues for SMEs.
A Waterloo policy think tank founded by former Blackberry executive Jim Balsillie is funding a new study that will examine how start-ups can get access to free intellectual property legal services across Canada. The one-year project is examining the success of the Innovation Clinic at York Univ’s Osgoode Hall Law School, with a view to replicating the model nationally.