The National Research Council (NRC) has launched more than 200 collaborative R&D projects valued at $93 million, enabling groups of its researchers to develop disruptive technologies alongside researchers from industry, academia and not-for-profits.
Organization: Innovation Science and Economic Development (ISED)
With the federal government’s new $2.8-billion investment in collaboration centres, Canada’s lacklustre record on stimulating collaboration in the innovation ecosystem is about to change. With a laser-sharp focus on marshalling resources and expertise regardless of their source, the country stands to derive much greater benefits from its investments in science, technology and innovation.
COVID-19 has brought about new models of research coordination and knowledge mobilization that could endure long after the pandemic subsides. One of those models is CanCOVID—a virtual network where researchers, clinicians and healthcare professionals can communicate with each other in real time, and with industry and policymakers. Launched by Canada’s Departmental Science Advisor Network, it could transform Canada’s response to future crises.
CANARIE, Canada’s 26-year-old research and education network, has received $137 million in funding, solidifying its prominent place within the country’s national digital research infrastructure (DRI) ecosystem
CIFAR added 17 new members to its AI Chairs program, bringing the number from 29 to 46. A third announcement later this year will bring the total to around 60. CIFAR also announced four new additions to its portfolio of interdisciplinary research programs. – BetaKit The Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia are…
The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau has delivered a classic pre-election Budget, with targeted spending that extends to the research, development and innovation (RDI) file.
The $40-million investment is part of a $112.6-million project to upgrade the company’s facilities in Regina, Saskatchewan, and Red Deer, Alberta.
Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, has announced more than $1 billion in funding for FedDev Ontario to invest in innovative businesses and networks in southern Ontario over six years.
The timeline is “aggressive but doable” for the federal government to implement changes recommended in a new report.
Navdeep Bains is inviting Canadian teams to apply for a $30-million Patent Collective pilot program that will assist SMEs with their patent and IP needs.