Canada has the fifth largest aerospace industry in the world and 93 percent of Canadian aerospace firms export products to other countries. But aerospace employment and share of GDP have been decreasing since 2012, according to research on the sector.
Saskatchewan funds an upgrade of a University of Saskatchewan centre to work with deadly diseases, Vancouver Shipyards begins construction of an ocean vessel to study the impact of climate change, Canadian Institutes of Health Research release a long-awaited plan for the next decade, and more.
Canada’s Top corporate R&D spenders reported a 7.5% increase in FY2019 R&D spending, down from 2018 but still described as “a very strong year”
Two new collaborations between Canada and the UK signal the start of increased research collaborations between the two countries.
Surveillance border study at Toronto’s airport continues to track international travellers for COVID-19; the Canadian Space Agency supports the launch of two lunar technology payloads to the moon.
Genome research receives major funding related to health, agriculture and environmental projects while Canadian Nuclear Labs pursue clean energy technologies for marine operations in Canada and internationally.
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada is asking Ottawa to take immediate action, including a new investment bank, wage subsidies, R&D funding and a long-term sector strategy, to help its members recover from the devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council has awarded $76 million for 128 new applied research projects at colleges, cégeps and polytechnics. Funded through the tri-agency College and Community Innovation Program and the College-Industry Innovation Fund from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the investments will connect colleges with local companies, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises, to collaborate on projects that further…
COVID-19 NEWS Canadians’ trust in doctors, scientists and the government has increased since the cornovirus pandemic began, finds public opinion polls from January and repeated on May 1 and May 2. Conducted by Proof Strategies CanTrust Index of Ottawa, the survey found that 76% of Canadians trusted doctors and 70% trusted scientists. The follow up…
The Short Report: Transatlantic AI projects, ocean startups, new aeronautics centre of excellence, Canadian startups in New York, advancing 5G networks, constructing mass timber buildings, agri-food sustainability, and more.