OTTAWA Transport Canada has released updated guidelines for testing automated driving systems (ADS), which will apply to any organization conducting R&D trials of vehicles equipped with ADS. The guidelines are meant to clarify the roles and responsibilities of federal, provincial/territorial and municipal governments as they relate to trial organizations and to establish a baseline of…
Canada’s lack of a semiconductor manufacturing base poses a national security risk amid a global shortage, says Canada’s Semiconductor Council in a new report.
Two separate groups are hoping to safeguard Canada against future semiconductor chip shortages. CMC Microsystems has applied for $120 million to expand domestic manufacturing capacity for niche applications, while a new semiconductor council has started work on a National Semiconductor Strategy and Action Plan.
The Government of Canada invests $8.6 million towards applied genomics research with another $17.8 million from its partners, Protein Industries Canada funds three plant-based protein projects, the death of renowned Alberta ecologist Dr. David Schindler, and more.
Canada’s SMEs will be crucial to the post-COVID economic recovery, but they need improved government policies and incentives to secure intellectual property, successfully scale up and increase exports globally, says a new report by the Information Communications and Technology Council.
The Canadian Space Agency signed the Artemis Accords, solidifying partnerships in space exploration and Statistics Canada has a new classification tool to improve research statistics and development contributions.
A StatCan study of Canadian corporations in 2016/17 found that most of their boards didn’t include women: over 60% had no women members. The number of women on boards is growing, but very slowly, say experts. – BNN Bloomberg The University of British Columbia became the first Canadian post-secondary institution to join the Center for Open…
Called the Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI), the program will help about 40 startups and scaleups to develop foundational technologies for sectors like VR, AI and quantum computing.
The government of Ontario is working with tech giant IBM to help startups accelerate their innovation by providing collaboration spaces where stakeholders can come together to support startups.
When the Innovation Superclusters Initiative competition was announced in May, it was only a matter of time before proposals started trickling in from Canada’s strongest tech centres, including York Region. Located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), York Region boasts the second highest number of information, communications, and technology employers in the country, with over 4,400 ICT firms.