Organization: Government of Ontario

Experts are questioning the focus and merits of Ontario’s new IP plan

Some academic researchers are questioning the focus and merits of Ontario’s new IP plan and whether it’s the right policy tool to achieve the province’s economic goals. But the plan’s supporters say it will help generate intellectual property and commercialize research done by post-secondary institutions for the benefit of Ontario’s economy.

The Short Report, March 4, 2019: Kirsty Duncan moves for a standing committee on science and research; Alberta cuts post-secondary education funding; Canadian miners make an action plan

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.

Judge rules for Tesla in suit over new Ontario government’s subsidy cancellations

Tesla has won an important ruling against the new Ontario government over cancelled electric vehicle rebates. Two weeks ago, Tesla Motors Canada sued the Progressive Conservative government over the cancellation of the previous Liberal government’s Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program, which offered rebates of up to $14,000 on qualifying vehicles like Tesla Motors’. The…

Ontario and Quebec boost cooperation on artificial intelligence & 5G technologies

The governments of Ontario and Quebec have signed a memorandum of understanding to further cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) with an emphasis on support for 5G technologies. The MOU builds on two existing bi-lateral initiatives — the Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation…

U of Guelph undertakes $66.6 million in lab upgrades

The Univ of Guelph is receiving $26.2 million from the new Post-Secondary Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) to undertake $66.6 million in laboratory infrastructure improvements. Other funding for the new spaces and lab upgrades comes from the Government of Ontario ($4.7 million) and the university’s internal resources ($35.7 million). A key SIF-back project is a biocarbon…