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What Canada’s new innovation agency can learn from the rest of the world

The new Canada Innovation and Investment Agency faces daunting challenges and will need political autonomy, be free to take risks in picking companies and sectors for funding, and have strong private sector support to succeed in increasing business R&D investment and innovation, say innovation and policy experts.

Indigenous health at the heart of new research network

Indigenous people in Canada have much higher rates of heart disease than the national average, yet they are underrepresented in cardiovascular research initiatives. A new health research network intends to correct this problem by integrating Indigenous community members into investigative work.

Use it or lose it, says report on Canada’s AI advantage

The explosion of artificial intelligence innovation will transform the way research is done, but Canada must expand existing its strengths in AI or risk losing its competitive advantage in the technology, according to a new report by the Council of Canadian Academies.

The Short Report – March 9, 2022: Sunsetting the Collaborative Health Research Projects program, $195M to support B.C. health research, Ontario’s first Genome Data Science fellowships, Lululemon founder invests $100M into muscle disorder research, and more

CIHR and NSERC terminate Collaborative Health Research Projects program, BC’s government invests in life sciences to boost health research, Ontario Genomics and CANSSI Ontario award inaugural postdoctoral fellowships in genome data science, Lululemon founder gives $100 million for muscle disorder research, a strategy to make Manitoba a leader in sustainable protein production, and more.

The Short Report – Feb. 9, 2022: Quebec getting Canada’s first universal quantum computer, Canadian cleantech companies receive more than $52 million in SDTC funding, Ocean Supercluster announces largest project to date, public servants learn about AI, and more

The Short Report – Feb. 9, 2022: Quebec gets Canada’s first universal quantum computer, Canadian cleantech companies receive more than $52 million in SDTC funding, Ocean Supercluster announces largest project to date, public servants learn about AI, new VP of research programs at CIHR, and more.

The Short Report – Feb. 2, 2022: Canadian cleantech companies make Top 100 global list, major VC funds launched by MaRS and Deloitte Canada, regional tech ecosystems see record investment, and more

GOVERNMENT NEWS Environment and Climate Change Canada has opened the second round of applications for $200 million in funding for climate action initiatives through the Low Carbon Economy Fund “Champions” funding stream. Applicants can request between $1 million to $25 million for eligible project expenditures. Since being launched in 2018, the Low Carbon Economy Challenge…