Canada needs a national strategy and large public-private sector investment to create a homegrown battery metals supply chain for electric vehicles, a report by the Transition Accelerator recommends.
Organization: Government of Quebec
More Canadian companies are remaining in Canada to grow “unicorns” (firms with a $1-billion or more valuation) rather than selling early to foreign entities, according to data in Startup Genome’s 2022 Global Startup Ecosystem Report. Meanwhile, in Atlantic Canada the number of startups slowed for the second year in a row, according to a separate report by Nova Scotia-based Entrevestor.
Stricter competitiveness — including changes to Canada’s anti-competition laws — are required in agriculture-related industries to help address issues of food security and food quality, longtime farm manager Joe Zink says in an op-ed.
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.
The EU and Canada move toward formal negotiations on research partnership; CIHR to meet health challenges with a clinical trials fund; a nationwide research network to improve pediatric outcomes, the Courtois Foundation donates $159 million to UdeM for the discovery of new materials, and more.
UCalgary’s Cyber Assessment, Training and Experimentation Centre opens; the Canadian Space Agency funds research on health in space, and Ottawa and Manitoba invest in the animal health lab information management system to prepare for new and emerging animal diseases in the province.
The public and private sectors in British Columbia are leading the rest of Canada with policies and investment to grow the biogas-renewable natural gas sector so it can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help achieve Canada’s climate goals, industry experts say.
Canada hits science ties with Russia, a report finds Canada losing the chance to lead in clean competitiveness investments, MDA is awarded a lucrative Canadarm3 contract, and more.
CIHR and NSERC terminate Collaborative Health Research Projects program, BC’s government invests in life sciences to boost health research, Ontario Genomics and CANSSI Ontario award inaugural postdoctoral fellowships in genome data science, Lululemon founder gives $100 million for muscle disorder research, a strategy to make Manitoba a leader in sustainable protein production, and more.
Ottawa launches special call for postpandemic research using UN model; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports farmers to mitigate climate change impacts; a five-year cystic fibrosis study at USask uses a One Health research approach, and more.