Canada is well positioned to thrive in the global “blue” economy of ocean-based activities. A new consortium is mounting the support and investment for Canadian start-ups that will build this economy.
Organization: Memorial University
IBM invests to strengthen research and innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador; a framework to deepen links between the NRC and Canada’s AI research and industry ecosystem, an energy hub to connect modellers and policymakers, and more.
Ottawa calls for “ambitious, transformative proposals” in manufacturing capacity as it boosts the semiconductor ecosystem, Canada’s post-secondary institutes receive $45 million for research infrastructure support, Canadian aerospace companies earn lucrative contracts, and more.
A new Quebec neuroscience partnership may advance drug discovery for brain diseases through AI and Open Science; a CFI national survey shows most young adults have confidence in science; Dr. Leah Cowen has been named the University of Toronto’s vice-president, research and innovation, and strategic initiatives, and more.
Students’ concerns about climate change and sustainability — along with dropping enrolment in some oil and gas academic programs — are driving a shift in engineering and energy programming by universities in oil-producing Alberta and Newfoundland to encompass all forms of energy, sustainability and the global energy transition.
Economist Jack Mintz calls for a broad approach to corporate tax reform to stimulate investment in Canada, the Canadian Space Agency moves onto procurement in the lunar exploration program, and GlycoNet becomes a member of the BIOTECanada ecosystem.
Small and medium companies are hiring more employees, partnering with larger firms and expanding into new markets as a result of their participation in Canada’s superclusters.
The European Union will adapt its economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic in support of the continent-wide Green Deal adopted in December. Europe wants to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through a growth strategy that will “transform its economy and society to put it on a more sustainable path.” In a new statement, EU’s leaders…
A new program will help more than 80 university-based research teams assess the commercial potential of their innovations. Modeled on successful programs in the United States and the United Kingdom, Lab2Market could eventually go national.
The Council of Canadian Academies released a report detailing new data on the potential impact of antimicrobial resistance in Canada. The expert panel found that 26% of infections are resistant to the medicines that are generally first prescribed and that rate could rise to 40% or beyond in the coming decades. By 2050, a total of 396,000 lives…