A massive science bill in the US could double the National Science Foundation’s budget over the next five years; Canada’s federal funding agencies prioritize research data management with a new policy, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada launches a new $165.7-million clean tech program, and more.
Topic: Autonomous Vehicles
VC investment in Canada hit its second highest level last year, Canada’s annual Gairdner awards announced, Quebec SMEs benefit from a $9 million e-commerce boost, Ontario invests in autonomous vehicles, and more.
Genome Canada launches a SARS-CoV-2 data portal to consolidate variants of concern data in one place, Calgary’s Suncor Energy invests in carbon capture technology to offset GHG emissions, Government of Canada invests $185 million in an agricultural program to share best practices for storing carbon, and more.
Last week, the governments of Canada and Ontario together pledged up to $500 million to enable Ford to build electric vehicles at the carmaker’s plant in Oakville. The investment comes just in time for Canada’s auto industry, which has lagged to 12th place internationally in EV production.
Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, after driving improved environmental performance in the industry, expands its innovation opportunities to global collaboration.
Automotive R&D and innovation is growing in the Toronto-Waterloo technology corridor, despite General Motors Oshawa assembly plant closing.
Calgary and Alberta are leading the country in developing and deploying drones, as a strategy to diversify the province’s economy, but the industry says more federal support is needed.
Expenditure-based measures have been the most successful and best used indicator of innovation to date because the data can be collected with minimal effort and maximum accuracy (not perfect) and interpreted without huge complexities.
Investments amounting to $400 million over five years will go to building a series of linked laboratories for 5G technology along the Ontario-Quebec corridor. Under the Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Quebec and Ontario for Research and Innovation (ENCQOR) project, the federal and provincial governments and private sector partners have committed funds…
A Senate report calls for a coordinated national strategy to ensure that Canada reaps the benefits from technologies underpinning automated and connected vehicles (AV/CV).