A consortium of AI-focused research organizations launches in Montreal; François-Philippe Champagne opens call for proposals for the $90-million ElevateIP program announced in Budget 2021; Alberta commits $50 million towards clean hydrogen technology research, and more.
Person: François-Philippe Champagne
Canada prepares to issue its inaugural green bond; Ontario positions itself as a critical minerals leader to support its plans for an EV supply chain; Prairie farmers get a boost to adopt sustainable management practices, and GOC and Maritime provinces invest in patient research.
The federally funded Clean Resource Innovation Network has invested $10 million in a project using a technology called non-aqueous extraction that could eliminate the use of waste tailings ponds, proponents say.
Canada hits science ties with Russia, a report finds Canada losing the chance to lead in clean competitiveness investments, MDA is awarded a lucrative Canadarm3 contract, and more.
Biotech entrepreneur Clarissa Desjardins secures funding to develop drugs for rare diseases, the EU creates a multi-billion dollar fund to reduce dependence on foreign tech giants, CPC MP Michelle Rempel Garner tables a private member bill to attract investment in cryptoassets, and more.
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne finally received his mandate letter last month — and with it came a very long list of to-do items, writes Sebastian Leck, the managing editor of Research Money.
Canada’s new strategy for satellite Earth Observation (satellite EO) aims to ensure government, researchers and industry have the data they need to monitor the health of the planet and respond to climate change and security threats. There was no new funding attached to the strategy, but it supports Canada’s vision for space, which prioritizes harnessing space science and technology to solve important challenges on Earth.
Public health research capacity expanded, massive free science database launched, funding for spinal cord injury research, and more.
A much-anticipated federal funding program has invested $144 million over six years in seven Canadian-led research projects intended to solve major global health, environmental and societal challenges.
Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne is facing a very busy year, with a mandate letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that includes more than 30 assigned tasks. They include establishing a new advanced research projects agency, launching a Canadian critical minerals strategy and a national quantum strategy and creating a global centre of excellence for eliminating methane gas emissions.