Economist Jack Mintz calls for a broad approach to corporate tax reform to stimulate investment in Canada, the Canadian Space Agency moves onto procurement in the lunar exploration program, and GlycoNet becomes a member of the BIOTECanada ecosystem.
Organization: CMC Microsystems
FEDERAL ELECTION The Liberal Party of Canada released its full platform on Wednesday, including a number of promises on research and innovation. The party’s proposals include a permanent Council of Economic Advisors, reforms to the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program to “reduce red tape,” an additional 1,000 Canada Research Chairs, a $75-million fund to help colleges and…
Two separate groups are hoping to safeguard Canada against future semiconductor chip shortages. CMC Microsystems has applied for $120 million to expand domestic manufacturing capacity for niche applications, while a new semiconductor council has started work on a National Semiconductor Strategy and Action Plan.
CMC Microsystems and partner organizations in the Global MNT group have launched an initiative to help students stranded by the COVID-19 pandemic continue their research in advanced microelectronic and nanotechnologies.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council awarded $75 million to more than 1,600 researchers from over 60 universities across Canada. More than $60 million will go for partnership projects and $14 million will support 160 postdoctoral researchers. Out of the total number of recipients, 760 (56%) self-identify as women, 48 (4%) as Indigenous, 158…
The Toronto-based e-publisher Wattpad has chosen to open its second headquarters in Halifax rather than Calgary, due to concerns about Western separatism and the elimination of Alberta tax credits supporting companies in the innovation economy. Five business tax credit programs were cut, including the Investor Tax Credit introduced by the previous NDP government, which provided a 30%…
Canada’s major science facilities are receiving a significant funding top-up to cover more back end research costs like operations and maintenance – a longstanding grievance among research organizations
The new Alliance Grants are expected to help industrial, not-for-profit and government participants access and exploit academic research.
For researchers and organizations in Canada’s micro-nano R&D space, recent renewed funding to the nanoelectronics research community in Europe sends an important signal about working together to advance research and innovation in this vital sector.
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.