The Conservative Party of Canada releases its innovation plan, more than 330 university research projects receive $77 million through the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the federal government pours $61.5 million into the next phase of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, and more.
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Petronas Energy and Itochu Corporation consider exporting blue hydrogen from Alberta, a UWaterloo engineering team gets backing to secure Canada’s critical energy infrastructure, FedNor grows up, and more.
Ottawa and partners commit $60 million to natural resources and environmental genomics projects, applied research funding at Canadian colleges gets a boost, and more.
China currently dominates the global market for rare earth materials. Establishing a domestic rare earths industry in Canada will take a focused industrial strategy, more government support and greater private investment, say industry executives and academic and government researchers.
Global demand for critical minerals, including rare earth elements, is forecast to grow by several orders of magnitude by 2030 to supply high-tech applications such as electric vehicles, according to several organizations.
A $23-million UBC renewable-energy research hub featuring a hydrogen refuelling station for cars, trucks and buses will generate clean-transportation developments across the globe, says the project’s lead researcher.
Ottawa invests $80 million to position Canada as a cyber security leader, German and Canadian institutes partner on material acceleration centre, the third Arctic Science Ministerial promotes Arctic science collaboration and Indigenous research priorities, and more.
To keep track of the array of agencies and programs receiving funding, Research Money has created a list of the STI initiatives benefiting from the 2021 federal budget.
The 2021 federal budget gives a big boost to the NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program, BC budget provides $500 million to new fund for tech startups, US President Joe Biden proposes funding surge for federal research agencies, Canada’s Stem Cell Network to receive $45 million dollars for regenerative medicine therapies, and more.
VC investment in Canada hit its second highest level last year, Canada’s annual Gairdner awards announced, Quebec SMEs benefit from a $9 million e-commerce boost, Ontario invests in autonomous vehicles, and more.