Topic: Automotive Innovation Fund

How are Canada’s political parties promising to support research and innovation?

Research Money is tracking the parties’ pledges on research and innovation for the upcoming federal election. The Green Party was the latest party to release its platform, which includes promises to increase funding for the granting councils, create a $1-billion Green Venture Capital Fund and establish a new innovation agency.

Ford hires Blackberry engineers and opens Ottawa R&D centre

The Ford Motor Co, Dearborn MI, is hiring 400 engineers from Blackberry Ltd as part of a formal partnership struck last October to boost its expertise in automotive connectivity and mobility underpinning self-driving vehicles. The agreement will see the automaker establish a Research and Engineering Centre in Ottawa — home to Blackberry’s QNX division —…