Organization: IBM Canada

The Short Report, December 11, 2019: Wexit spooks Wattpad; Montreal’s swelling video-game sector; North promises better next time

The Toronto-based e-publisher Wattpad has chosen to open its second headquarters in Halifax rather than Calgary, due to concerns about Western separatism and the elimination of Alberta tax credits supporting companies in the innovation economy. Five business tax credit programs were cut, including the Investor Tax Credit introduced by the previous NDP government, which provided a 30%…

New big data initiative to support Canada’s ocean economy

The federal government, industry and academia have officially launched DeepSense, a “big ocean data innovation environment” based at Dalhousie University in Halifax. The partnership will enable companies to benefit from technology solutions for real-world ocean-related data challenges and help them make better-informed commercial decisions. DeepSense will also create a pool of highly qualified people with…

Federal gov’t, provinces collaborate to build 5G test bed for SMEs

Investments amounting to $400 million over five years will go to building a series of linked laboratories for 5G technology along the Ontario-Quebec corridor. Under the Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Quebec and Ontario for Research and Innovation (ENCQOR) project, the federal and provincial governments and private sector partners have committed funds…