Fostering international research partnerships will help position Canada’s research community as a global leader in science and technology, NSERC President Dr. Alejandro Adem, PhD, says in an op-ed.
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CAMH receives first CIHR grant to study psilocybin and its effect on treatment-resistant depression; Toronto-based C6 Launch Systems prepares for its first suborbital test at a foreign spaceport through its Brazilian subsidiary, Ottawa makes $40 million available for projects that deliver business supports for women entrepreneurs, and more.
The explosion of artificial intelligence innovation will transform the way research is done, but Canada must expand existing its strengths in AI or risk losing its competitive advantage in the technology, according to a new report by the Council of Canadian Academies.
Quebec invests $7.5 billion in science and tech; advancing research in small nuclear reactors, making moves to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement, and more.
The Alberta government’s new innovation strategy is eying emerging tech sectors like AI and quantum to diversify the province’s economy and fuel its post-pandemic recovery.
UCalgary’s Cyber Assessment, Training and Experimentation Centre opens; the Canadian Space Agency funds research on health in space, and Ottawa and Manitoba invest in the animal health lab information management system to prepare for new and emerging animal diseases in the province.
Government of Canada releases a $9.1 billion emissions reduction plan, Montreal’s Creative Destruction Lab doubles its $500 million target within first 5 years of opening, US dollars driving Canadian technology’s investment surge in 2021, four provincial governments agree to a joint strategic plan on small modular reactors, and more.
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.
CIHR and NSERC terminate Collaborative Health Research Projects program, BC’s government invests in life sciences to boost health research, Ontario Genomics and CANSSI Ontario award inaugural postdoctoral fellowships in genome data science, Lululemon founder gives $100 million for muscle disorder research, a strategy to make Manitoba a leader in sustainable protein production, and more.
Research Money spoke to Thomas Park, lead partner on the Business Development Bank of Canada Capital’s Deep Tech Venture Fund, about nurturing deep tech start-ups in Canada and why he went from global development projects to a venture capital fund.