South Korea’s Medipost acquires OmniaBio for contract development and manufacturing; Ottawa introduces legislation to bolster trust in the digital economy; a new oil sands alliance combines Canada’s three major oil producers, KPMG Canada and MaRS Discovery District launch a climate impact accelerator program, and more.
Organization: Conservative Party of Canada
On the face of it, little has changed after the votes were counted for the federal election on Monday. Yet the election introduced new innovation ideas and promises, and will constitute somewhat of a restart for the Liberal government.
A Canadian advanced research agency is closer to becoming a reality now that both the Liberals and Conservatives are promising to create one, says the executive-director of the Canadian Council of Innovators (CCI).
Research Money is tracking the parties’ pledges on research and innovation for the upcoming federal election. The Green Party was the latest party to release its platform, which includes promises to increase funding for the granting councils, create a $1-billion Green Venture Capital Fund and establish a new innovation agency.
It’s official: Canada will have a federal election on September 20. The election appears to be Trudeau’s election to lose, but it will still offer opportunity to debate the Liberals’ track record and popularize new ideas in the innovation space, writes Sebastian Leck, Research Money’s managing editor.
Some prominent business groups are welcoming a Conservative innovation policy calling for a new Canadian advanced research agency modelled after the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA).
The Conservative Party of Canada releases its innovation plan, more than 330 university research projects receive $77 million through the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the federal government pours $61.5 million into the next phase of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, and more.
Petronas Energy and Itochu Corporation consider exporting blue hydrogen from Alberta, a UWaterloo engineering team gets backing to secure Canada’s critical energy infrastructure, FedNor grows up, and more.