Organization: Siemens Canada Ltd

NRC to strengthen collaborations with academia and government as part of evolving mandate

Change is coming to the National Research Council (NRC) with plans to modify the ways in which it generates new knowledge and expertise for business. The 100-year-old agency is recalibrating to enhance its role in the national innovation agenda by placing greater emphasis on exploratory research in emerging fields, stepping up collaboration with higher education institutions and enhancing integration within the federal innovation ecosystem.

Two home-grown tech firms sold to US companies

The hollowing out of Canada’s high technology sector is gathering momentum as scale, lax takeover legislation and low share prices contributed to the sale this month of two medium-sized, publicly traded firms. Gennum Corp, established 1987 as a subsidiary of Linear Technology Inc (established 1973), has been acquired by Camarillo CA-based Semtech Corp for $500…

More funding for Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre

The Winnipeg Partnership Agreement is contributing $3.5 million towards the $48-million Siemens Institute for Advanced Medicine at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. The investment matches the amount provided last year by Siemens Canada Ltd for naming rights to the facility, which is part of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. It is slated to open in…