Canada needs targeted measures, including a preparedness plan, a pandemic coordinator and adequate medical countermeasures to improve the country’s national defence against pandemics and other catastrophic events, say Camille Boulet, Senior Partner, and Daniel Katz, Lead Research Analyst, at Ottawa-based Global Advantage Consulting Group in an op-ed.
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Canada’s national climate plan needs a complementary approach focused on long-term public research and innovation to develop transformative Canadian technologies, including novel approaches to carbon management, Wilf Keller, Vice-President, Outreach at the Agri-food Innovation Council, says in an op-ed.
A CBRE report shows Canada has some of the fastest growing tech talent pools In North America, UBC joins a global network to personalize autism care, and more.
Ottawa plans to fast-track smaller grant approvals in multiple research areas based on the success of two COVID-19 quick-response research funding programs, Research Money has learned. The council plans to roll out its new rapid-response grants within the next year.
Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, heads the INGSA international network, Ottawa moves to accelerate innovation in Canadian mining, and more.
At 32, Mark Blackwell is a seasoned entrepreneur, venture capitalist and board chair of the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund. Research Money spoke to Blackwell about his experience in Silicon Valley, what success means to him and strengthening the innovation ecosystem in Calgary and Canada.
The Government of Canada has directed $635 million of funding to research projects through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Research Chair (CRC) programs.
Canada must rationalize its innovation programs and provide its research, development and innovation ecosystem with coherent direction as part of a plan for long-term economic growth, Dr. Camille Boulet, PhD, and Ömer Kaya at Global Advantage Consulting Group, say in an op-ed piece.
Ontario announces support for hundreds of research projects across the province; Quebec’s INO optics and photonics research centre gets a boost, Nova Scotia launches a forestry innovation centre, and more.
China currently dominates the global market for rare earth materials. Establishing a domestic rare earths industry in Canada will take a focused industrial strategy, more government support and greater private investment, say industry executives and academic and government researchers.