Organization: Industry Canada

Industry Canada launches DRI strategy

The federal government is moving on commitments made in its recent Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and 2015 Budget by launching consultations for a Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) strategy. Led by Industry Canada, the on-line consultation is seeking submissions from a broad range of stakeholders to guide development of a strategy that the department says…

Fed’s $15-million investment in IQC reannounced

Industry Canada has re-announced Budget 2014’s commitment to invest an additional $15 million over three years in the Univ of Waterloo‘s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), boosting federal investment in the institute to $89 million. The new funds will support IQC’s strategic plan to engage in the research and commercialization of quantum technologies. In addition…

Fed’s $15-million investment in IQC reannounced

Industry Canada has re-announced Budget 2014’s commitment to invest an additional $15 million over three years in the Univ of Waterloo‘s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), boosting federal investment in the institute to $89 million. The new funds will support IQC’s strategic plan to engage in the research and commercialization of quantum technologies. In addition…

CCA releases report on business and energy prices

The Council of Canadian Academies has released an expert panel report that explores the risks and opportunities posed by higher energy prices. The report — requested by Industry Canada — provides an overview of how businesses have adapted to rising and increasingly volatile energy prices and examines ways in which they can enhance their resilience.…

CCA to examine energy use and climate change

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has announced a new expert panel assessment of Energy Use and Climate Change: A Synthesis of the Latest Evidence. The work is sponsored by Magna International Inc, Aurora ON, the first time a CCA expert panel has been commissioned by a corporation. The panel, whose members are currently being…

Industry Canada unveils space policy framework

Industry Canada has unveiled a Space Policy Framework with a full pledged Long-Term Space Plan slated for release later this year. The policy framework commits the government to “strategically coordinate its priorities and commitments in space, and put its existing resources to good use”. The framework is based on five core principles: national sovereignty, security…

Canada commits $17 million to James Webb Space Telescope

Industry Canada is committing $17 million to remain involved in the US-led James Webb Space Telescope project (JWST). In the planning stages since 1996 and involving 17 countries, project costs have ballooned from $1.6 billion to $8.7 billion. Construction began in 2008 with a planned launch date of 2018….