Alejandro Adem is leaving Mitacs to become the become the seventh president of NSERC.
BDC Capital has launched the $250-million Industrial Innovation Venture Fund to invest in early to late stage tech firms and entrepreneurs accelerating the transformation of core Canadian industries including ag-tech, advanced manufacturing, oil and gas and mining tech. Venture capital veteran Joe Regan joins as the fund’s managing partner. “Industrial sectors tend to be slow…
Strong industry leadership without burdensome government bureaucracy will be key to Canada’s superclusters’ success, R$ conference hears.
A new national not-for-profit called Palette is developing a training platform to help mid-career workers whose jobs are threatened by automation transition to the jobs of the future.
Dalhousie University, Metamaterials Technologies and Mitacs launch $1.62M research collaboration on advanced materials for light manipulation.
Canadian universities are taking diverse approaches to equip students with entrepreneurial skills and foster a start-up culture on campuses.
That is the conclusion of a new report released this week by Mitacs, a national not-for-profit organization that provides research and training programs to support innovation. Titled Entrepreneurs on Campus: University-based support for start-ups, the report provides an overview of the diverse approaches universities are taking to prepare students for a rapidly changing workforce—as entrepreneurs or as employees.
Mitacs recently recognized seven researchers and alumni who have become entrepreneurs. Each awardee of the 2018 Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards is either a former Mitacs intern, postdoctoral fellow or training participant. They will each receive $25,000 for their groundbreaking industry contributions. The awardees are environmental entrepreneurs Maxim Bergeron and Mathieu Kirouac, co-founders of Quebec City-based Glacies…
On April 29 the federal government announced a new pilot program that will give colleges and polytechnics opportunities for their students to participate in hands-on learning placements in industry or not-for-profit organizations that particularly focus on innovation. The program will expand Mitacs’ research internship that is being federally funded for over five years up to…
The whole ecosystem is patting themselves on the back, confident that their concerted efforts to lobby behind the Naylor report recommendations — foremost of which was an increase in budget – did not fall on deaf ears. RE$EARCH MONEY offers excerpts of what the ecosystem has to say about the federal budget.
Canada’s forest ministers have produced A Forest Bioeconomy Framework for Canada to leverage the country’s vast biomass reserves and extend their production and deployment far beyond current usage. The report was released in September and unanimously endorsed by the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM), which co-authored the document along with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).