Organization: Toronto Region Research Alliance

Toronto innovation ranks poorly: TRRA study

A report by the Toronto Region Research Alliance says the Toronto region is not benefitting sufficiently from its world-class critical mass of talent, research and financial muscle. Compared to 10 leading US states, Toronto ranks poorly in venture capital investment and patent productivity. The report also notes that it lacks sufficient information on the region’s…

TRRA launched with $8 million in funding

The Toronto Region Research Alliance (TRRA) has received $8 million to implement an aggressive plan to build public and private research capacity in the greater Toronto region. Key funding has been obtained from the province of Ontario ($3.3 million), the federal government ($2.25 million), augmented by contributions from local industry, research organizations, hospital, universities, colleges…

TRRA receives $2.3 million in Industry Canada assistance

The Toronto Region Research Alliance (TRRA) has received $2.3 million over three years from Industry Canada. The funding will help TRRA in its role of aligning, mobilizing and exploiting the Greater Toronto region’s research capacity. TRRA is co-chaired by Dr John Evans, chair of Torstar, and the MaRS Discovery District and Gord Nixon, president and…