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.
Organization: Natural Science and Engineering Research Council
Canada’s major science facilities are receiving a significant funding top-up to cover more back end research costs like operations and maintenance – a longstanding grievance among research organizations
The new Alliance Grants are expected to help industrial, not-for-profit and government participants access and exploit academic research.
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.
Its mission accomplished – with caveats – for Dr Mario Pinto as the president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) takes his leave from the granting council one year short of his five-year term to return to academia.
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…
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…