Organization: PROMPT

The Short Report, July 31, 2019: Women-led businesses, medical technologies, autonomous greenhouses

Ottawa will invest up to $49.5-million into the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) for the development of AI, robotics and precision agriculture, in order to reduce reliance on temporary labour and improve profitability for Canadian farmers. CAAIN is led by Alberta Innovates, Lakeland College, and the Vineland Research & Innovation Centre out of Ontario. – Lethbridge…

Quebec Budget opens provincial coffers with $834M to stimulate research and innovation

The Quebec government has committed $834 million over five years to research and innovation, including unprecedented increases for post-secondary research after recording its second consecutive Budget surplus. The new funding arrives ahead of the province’s latest research and innovation strategy, due next month, as well as a new life sciences strategy expected before the end of April.

Thales Canada consolidates R&D in Quebec City

Thales Canada has consolidated its research and technology expertise at its Parc du Technologique R&D facility in Quebec City with the official opening of its Thales Research and Technology (TRT) centre. Thales Canada has 1,300 employees in Quebec City, Halifax, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver working in the defence and security, aerospace and transportation sectors. In…

Quebec and California pursue green ICT solutions

Quebec and California supporters of green information and communications technology (ICT) have produced a roadmap supporting the launch of a bilateral green ICT consortium to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on university campuses, companies and government departments. The roadmap was produced by participants at a November 16th workshop in Montreal hosted by Prompt, Quebec’s biggest ICT…

PROMPT receives $6 million from Quebec government

Montreal-based PROMPT has received $6.14 million from the Quebec Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade to increase the number and scope of its industry-university research partnerships. The private, non-profit organization is designed to assist Quebec-based firms in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. It also received assistance from industry and the federal…