Organization: Natural Science and Engineering Research Council

Looking back on three years of federal action on IP and tech transfer in Canada

The federal government has created several initiatives since 2018 to bolster new knowledge generation, facilitate commercialization and support technology transfer at post-secondary institutions. Ottawa also has introduced five separate initiatives under Canada’s first-ever National IP Strategy, launched in 2018.

Popular undergrad co-op program ends

A co-op program that placed some 2,000 undergraduate students with about 600 mostly small- and mid-sized companies each year is coming to an end.

Rei Safavi-Naeini

Rei Safavi-Naeini, a leading expert in cryptography and information security, received funding for a new Industrial Research Chair at the University of Calgary. Safavi-Naeini will focus on developing novel security and privacy technologies for securing the future internet. UCalgary, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and telecommunications company Telus partnered to provide…

NSERC boosts value of Synergy Awards

The Natural Science and Engineering Research Council is boosting the value of its Synergy Awards for Innovation from $25,000 to $200,000, an eight-fold increase. The deadline for the 2008 awards is May 1st, with the awards to be presented in the fall. In addition to the $200,000 award for university researchers, NSERC also gives the…