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Organization: National Research Council (NRC)
The federal government is leaning on quantum technology to help restore and drive long-term economic growth. But realizing a national quantum strategy will require a sustained commitment, enhanced coordination, and a commitment to addressing the societal, ethical, legal and policy implications of the quantum revolution, Canada’s quantum leaders told Research Money.
Canada’s national hydrogen strategy could help the country reap trillions of dollars of valuable IP, economic benefits and create new jobs. But, we risk falling behind if we don’t act now.
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.
Canadian materials researchers who depend on neutron beams are reviving stalled efforts to establish a university-led governance structure to confront a yawning neutron gap and stem the accelerating brain drain.
Quantum technology will transform many fields in the coming years. The new industry consortium will strive to retain Canada’s edge in quantum computing.
Science advisors play essential players in the discourse around evidence and data to inform decision-making, especially during the pandemic. Here is a sketch of the key Canadian science advisors over the past decades.
The vaccine candidate Ad5-nCoV that’s currently being held up from entering Canada by Chinese customs was developed using technology licensed from Canada’s National Research Council. The warning signs were all there.
NRC researchers turn to data analysis and writing as the organization adapts to new teleworking conditions.
Currents of change are altering the fabric of Canadian R&D. The time has come for universities to reassess their roles and address new challenges.