Canada’s regionally diverse mining innovation groups are stepping up efforts to collaborate on and better coordinate industry-led innovation. But the push to “de-fragment” the country’s mining innovation ecosystem needs dedicated federal funding, the groups say.
Topic: Budget 2019
Canada’s Tri-Council of major government funding agencies and Indigenous partners across the country have co-developed a new Indigenous research strategic plan. The plan, which proposes a new interdisciplinary research and research screening model, represents a significant new approach by the federal government and a contribution to reconciliation. With implementation starting this spring, the strategy aims to ensure Indigenous peoples lead and control any research involving them.
Canada’s forest industry is tapping innovation with the aim of growing the nation’s GDP while slashing carbon emissions. Federal government funding and policy support for the innovation drive has been strong, say industry executives and innovation leaders. But more effort is needed to improve procurement programs and regulations, especially for biochemicals and biomaterials.
The federal government’s new Arctic policy framework faces huge challenges, amid growing calls for “nation-building” action in the North.
A new report by the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s World Trade Centre Toronto (WTC-T) argues that the Toronto region needs a better scaleup ecosystem to grow its small and medium enterprises. Titled ”Defying Gravity: Building a Scaleup Ecosystem,” the report claims that the region provides ample support to tech startups through its numerous accelerators…
The Liberal government is being encouraged to complete its overhaul of Canada’s science advisory ecosystem, to ensure that the country captures more of the economic and societal benefits of S&T, according to a new position paper by the Royal Society of Canada.
Submissions to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) in advance of Budget 2019 seek better R&D tax credits, more space investments, and a bigger Strategic Innovation Fund, among other things.