Topic: Aerospace

The Short Report, June 19, 2019 – Research chairs, cybersecurity, Strategic Innovation Fund

Science and Sports minister Kirsty Duncan has announced over $275 million for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across Canada. It was the most gender diverse competition yet: 47% women, 22% visible minorities, 5% persons with disabilities, and 4% Indigenous peoples. The Canada Foundation for Innovation is contributing another $5.2 million…

Sylvain Cofsky

Sylvain Cofsky has announced that he will be leaving his position as Executive Director of the Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) on November 23th and will join Innovitech as Chief Executive Officer. Previously an innovation and research advisor for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and prior to that the director general of NanoQuebec,…

NRC, Airbus renew partnership to collaborate

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Airbus have renewed their framework agreement to cooperate on research in a wide range of areas and technologies, such as manufacturing, autonomous mobility, and cabin technologies. The new five-year agreement, signed in the United Kingdom, will build on their long-term relationship, which has been going on for over…

Aerospace sector gets federal support for innovative helicopters

An aerospace consortium led by Québec-based Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. is receiving $49.5 million from the federal government to develop innovative technologies for integration into next-generation helicopters. Support was provided through the Strategic Innovation Fund. With fully autonomous aerial systems, the innovative helicopters will be designed to fly either with or without crew on…

UrtheCast taps SADI to develop 16- radar and optical satellite constellation

Vancouver’s UrtheCast Corp has received $17.6 million from the Strategic Aerospace & Defence Initiative (SADI) to further develop its planned constellation of earth observation satellites. The 16-satellite constellation will consist of eight synthetic aperture radar satellites and eight high-resolution optical satellites. SADI will support the project through its four-year pre-commercial design and development phase and…