Organization: Government of Ontario

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…

FedDev Ontario backs McMaster’s BEAM facility

McMaster Univ‘s Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (BEAM) has received a $12-million federal grant, matching $12 million in commitments from the Government of Ontario, City of Hamilton and McMaster. Other organizations and private sector partners have contributed $9 million, bringing the project’s investment to $33 million. Slated to open in 2017,…

U of T to upgrade 47% of its research lab space

The Univ of Toronto will spend $189.8 million over the next two years to upgrade nearly half of its research labs through its Lab Innovation for Toronto project. Funding is being provided by the federal government ($83.7 million) through its $2-billion Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, the Government of Ontario ($14.3 million) and internal university…

Automotive R&D centre receives $17M from province

Canada’s oldest industry-academic automotive R&D centre is receiving $16.8 million from the Government of Ontario as part of an $85-million grant to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada (FCA). The funding will be directed to the Univ of Windsor-FCA Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC) to boost its work on student training in product design and engineering…

Ontario boosts research collaboration with Israel

The Government of Ontario and several provincial universities have signed a series research, technology and innovation agreements with the Israeli government. The government-to-government memorandum of understanding includes $10 million in joint funding for academic-industry collaborations and $10 million forindustrial agreements through the Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program — the latter representing an additional $4 million over existing…

Ontario and Israel renew industrial R&D collaboration

The Government of Ontario and Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist have extended the Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program (OICP) with each side contributing $3 million over five years. This is the second time OICP funding has been renewed since the program was established in 2005 when the two parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Industrial…

Ontario and Israel renew industrial R&D collaboration

The Government of Ontario and Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist have extended the Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program (OICP) with each side contributing $3 million over five years. This is the second time OICP funding has been renewed since the program was established in 2005 when the two parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Industrial…

Cisco announces major R&D expansion for Ontario

Cisco Systems Inc has struck a 10-year agreement with the Government of Ontario that will see the San Jose CA-based telecom networking giant invest up to $4 billion in R&D in Kanata and Toronto, creating up to 1,700 jobs by 2020 and as many as 3,500 jobs by 2024. The deal was struck after the…

Ontario pledges $15M for Ottawa innovation complex

The Government of Ontario has pledged $15 million towards a proposed innovation complex in Ottawa that will include business incubation and acceleration space and a new home for Invest Ottawa (formerly the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation). The 14,000-sq-m building is being proposed for the Bayview Yards, a 1940s-era municipal public works garage located…