A Global South Network headed by York University to tackle infectious diseases; the Royal Society of Canada elects new fellows and members, KPMG reports substantial drop in Canada’s fintech sector, and more.
Public health research capacity expanded, massive free science database launched, funding for spinal cord injury research, and more.
As Canada’s mining sector shows signs of slipping, companies and innovation leaders are calling for more dedicated federal funding and the development of a national strategy that would link regional clusters. Steering the sector to growth will require increased reliance on innovation and commitment to sustainable practices.
artificial intelligence, tech demos, cybersecurity
B.C.’s tech sector is growing revenues and GDP faster than other provinces’ tech sectors, but is struggling with a tech talent shortage and not enough companies scaling up beyond startup stage.
Canada is maintaining strong growth and innovation in the clean technology sector, despite a recent decline in investment – Alberta being the notable exception – in clean energy projects.
CMC Microsystems is pulling out all the stops to persuade governments and other stakeholders that its expertise and services in microelectronics, photonics and other cutting edge technologies are critical to Canada’s future competitiveness in advanced manufacturing and other key tech-based sectors.
A Senate report calls for a coordinated national strategy to ensure that Canada reaps the benefits from technologies underpinning automated and connected vehicles (AV/CV).
KPMG has completed a report on the first five years of the CIHR-led Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR), finding it is effective and relevant for connecting research to patient care (R$, March 29/12). The report, covering the first five years of the 10-year SPOR strategy, gave CIHR’s contribution a positive review in the areas of…
The Canada Revenue Agency has issued a paper clarifying its policy on labour expense allocations for scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) claims. The new guidance makes the allocation approach official CRA policy, meaning that its auditors can no longer require firms to submit time sheets, a practice considered onerous and impractical. The guidelines were…