International science collaborations have never been more active than during the pandemic. The sharing of scientific information across borders — from genomic datasets to open-access journal articles — has allowed for rapid progress in the fight against COVID-19 that would otherwise have been hamstrung.
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A recent IEA report indicates that it will be critical to develop new clean technology in the next decade, writes Sebastian Leck, Research Money’s managing editor.
Too often, the products of science and research done within Canada’s borders ends up being sold or commercialized elsewhere. But there’s been a strong effort in the last few months to attempt to reverse the decades-long trend, writes Research Money’s managing editor Sebastian Leck.
The 2021 federal budget undoubtedly provided large and much-needed investments to Canadian science and technology. However, the federal government needs to better articulate its industrial policies and strategy, writes Research Money managing editor Sebastian Leck.
This month, Canadians learned that we’re lagging far behind other countries in vaccinating our citizens. Canada’s struggle to secure vaccine supply illustrates the difficulties of responding to crises without the right infrastructure and planning in place.
An overlooked section of the recent American Energy Act of 2020 outlines a sweeping new plan to build a domestic fusion energy industry, modelled on the recent success of the commercial spaceflight industry. Canada has an opportunity to do the same with our burgeoning homegrown hydrogen economy.
With the federal government’s new $2.8-billion investment in collaboration centres, Canada’s lacklustre record on stimulating collaboration in the innovation ecosystem is about to change. With a laser-sharp focus on marshalling resources and expertise regardless of their source, the country stands to derive much greater benefits from its investments in science, technology and innovation.
In this era of rapid change and economic upheaval, Canada’s leading STI organizations must balance an array of complex and urgent priorities. It’s easy to let communication take a back seat, but storytelling is essential to the success of any innovation endeavor.
Anti-science conspiracies and attitudes are waxing, not waning. The federal government must send a powerful signal to Canadians that it is following the best advice to chart a path through the pandemic.
The vaccine candidate Ad5-nCoV that’s currently being held up from entering Canada by Chinese customs was developed using technology licensed from Canada’s National Research Council. The warning signs were all there.