C100 brings in Ray Newal as new CEO; the Stem Cell Network launches its second national research funding competition, Alberta surpasses 2021 tech investment earnings, and more.
Organization: Government of Alberta
Umicore set to build industrial scale battery materials manufacturing plant in Ontario; Ottawa commits to advancing cooperative ocean science and sustainability with international partners, India’s Tata Consultancy Services opens Pace Port Toronto to spur digital innovation, and more.
The Short Report – June 15, 2022: CREATE program receives new NSERC funding, feds provide up to $100M to Saskatchewan potash mine, Alberta invests in quantum hub, $24M for research on life-saving organ transplant technology, and more.
Alberta Innovates is investing more than 9.1 million in 15 projects aimed at supporting Alberta’s SMEs and addressing gaps in the innovation continuum from ideation to commercialization. The largest grant — nearly $1.35 million — went to Calgary-based Cybera Inc. for its newly established Applied Data Science Lab for Economic Development program.
IBM invests to strengthen research and innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador; a framework to deepen links between the NRC and Canada’s AI research and industry ecosystem, an energy hub to connect modellers and policymakers, and more.
Quebec invests $7.5 billion in science and tech; advancing research in small nuclear reactors, making moves to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement, and more.
Alberta and New Brunswick launch AI centres; Dr. Monica Gattinger to chair expert panel evaluating international STI partnership opportunities, Governor General Innovation Award winners are announced, and more.
Major tech sectors in cities and provinces across the country saw growth in venture capital investment in the first quarter of this year, but all the sectors face challenges attracting and retaining a workforce given the global competition for tech talent.
A consortium of AI-focused research organizations launches in Montreal; François-Philippe Champagne opens call for proposals for the $90-million ElevateIP program announced in Budget 2021; Alberta commits $50 million towards clean hydrogen technology research, and more.
The Alberta government is providing a total of $900,000 in grants to two hemp companies, INCA Renewable Technologies and Blue Sky Hemp Ventures, to help grow the hemp industry in the province.