Organization: National Research Council

How a team of researchers developed technologies to help revitalize Indigenous languages

Budget 2017 funded language revitalization technologies for over 25 Indigenous languages. Researchers have used the funding to develop unique tools for teaching Indigenous languages that diverge greatly from the structure of English and French — but they are now preparing to release the software as open-source if funding for the project ends in 2022.

After billions in funding, Strategic Innovation Fund failed to improve Canada’s innovation performance, experts say

Nearly $3.4 billion in federal spending through the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) during the last three years has failed to improve Canada’s “disastrous” innovation performance and productivity, say some innovation and policy experts. An analysis by Research Money of SIF data shows that Ontario, Quebec and foreign-based firms have received the lion’s share of SIF funding.