Alberta expects its new carbon pipeline, the world’s largest, will attract companies wanting to build zero-emission industrial plants in the province.
Organization: Government of Alberta
Ottawa and Alberta are working together and with other governments, industry, researchers and innovators to build a transformative clean “hydrogen economy” in Canada.
A new $108.5-million technology and agri-food research and innovation network, supported by the federal government and industry, is expected to begin operations by the end of this month. Alberta Innovates’ Inventures conference also highlighted a new $40 funding challenge from Emissions Reduction Alberta to accelerate technology innovation in agriculture, agri-food and forestry.
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.
The Fonds de recherche du Québec – santé (FRQS), the Quebec government’s health sciences research arm, will provide $2 million to help create the Centre de Recherche en Biologie Structurale (CRBS) at McGill University. The centre aims to advance understanding of the fundamental biological mechanisms of disease, which could help address medical challenges like targeting treatments to specific…
The Alberta government needs to provide immediate help to high-potential startups in the province struggling with the COVID-19 crisis, say the co-chairs of the Alberta Innovation Corridor.
The Short Report: New Parliamentary standing committee proposed for science and research; new Protein Industries Supercluster projects; Alberta cuts post-secondary education funding while Ontario increases it; boosting competitiveness of Canada’s mining sector; creating research internships for students; Canadian science for the Moon; developing small nuclear reactor technology; and more.
Canada’s forest industry is tapping innovation with the aim of growing the nation’s GDP while slashing carbon emissions. Federal government funding and policy support for the innovation drive has been strong, say industry executives and innovation leaders. But more effort is needed to improve procurement programs and regulations, especially for biochemicals and biomaterials.
Alberta and Saskatchewan partner on a feasibility study of commercial-scale carbon capture and storage at a cement plant — a North American first for the cement industry.
Alberta will implement performance-based funding in its post-secondary system next fall, despite decidedly mixed results on whether the strategy improves higher education and research outcomes.