Organization: Western Economic Diversification

COSIA launches ARCTIC Innovation Challenge

An ARCTIC Innovation Challenge is being launched to find ways to capture and reuse low grade heat generated during oil sands operations. The initial challenge is being mounted by Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) and the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre, a new program aimed at accelerating collaboration between industry and innovators. The COSIA ARCTIC…

WD supports 3D printing for orthopaedic innovation

Western Economic Diversification is providing $5 million to Winnipeg’s Orthopaedic Innovation Centre to establish an Advanced Digital Manufacturing Hub for prototyping and commercialization by client businesses. The grant will be used to purchase metal additive manufacturing equipment to assist in the testing, development, precision measurement and fabrication of orthopaedic materials and technologies. Partnering in the…

WD supports 3D printing for orthopaedic innovation

Western Economic Diversification is providing $5 million to Winnipeg’s Orthopaedic Innovation Centre to establish an Advanced Digital Manufacturing Hub for prototyping and commercialization by client businesses. The grant will be used to purchase metal additive manufacturing equipment to assist in the testing, development, precision measurement and fabrication of orthopaedic materials and technologies. Partnering in the…

WD supports U of S biofuels technology development

Western Economic Diversification has awarded $539,000 to the Univ of Saskatchewan to purchase equipment to develop and commercialize technologies for the purification and conversion of raw glycerol. A by-product of processing canola into biodiesel, glycerol has limited commercial value but U of S researchers hope its new purification technology could double the price companies can…

CDRD scores $2.2 million for immunotherapy equipment

Western Economic Diversification (WD) is providing $2.2 million to the Centre for Drug Research and Development to purchase equipment for its new immunotherapy initiative. The equipment will allow CDRD to work with academic researchers and companies to develop novel technologies and potentially identify new targets for immunotherapy. The funding builds on a $900,000 WD investment…

WD supports U of S biofuels technology development

Western Economic Diversification has awarded $539,000 to the Univ of Saskatchewan to purchase equipment to develop and commercialize technologies for the purification and conversion of raw glycerol. A by-product of processing canola into biodiesel, glycerol has limited commercial value but U of S researchers hope its new purification technology could double the price companies can…

CDRD scores $2.2 million for immunotherapy equipment

Western Economic Diversification (WD) is providing $2.2 million to the Centre for Drug Research and Development to purchase equipment for its new immunotherapy initiative. The equipment will allow CDRD to work with academic researchers and companies to develop novel technologies and potentially identify new targets for immunotherapy. The funding builds on a $900,000 WD investment…

Feds support new Saskatchewan food R&D centre

The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre is receiving $13.3 million in federal funding to construct a new $15.8-million facility. The funding comes from the Growing Forward II initiative of Agricultural and Agri-Food Canada ($9 million) and Western Economic Diversification ($4.3 million). The remaining $2.5 million comes from industry and the centre’s capital replacement fund. The…

Feds support new Saskatchewan food R&D centre

The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre is receiving $13.3 million in federal funding to construct a new $15.8-million facility. The funding comes from the Growing Forward II initiative of Agricultural and Agri-Food Canada ($9 million) and Western Economic Diversification ($4.3 million). The remaining $2.5 million comes from industry and the centre’s capital replacement fund. The…