A new Ontario venture fund to drive innovation and growth, the largest Alliance Grant in Dalhousie U’s history to make electric vehicles more accessible, a $10 million gift to UGuelph’s G360 Institute boosts global groundwater research, and more.
Topic: Clean Tech
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is much more focused on his government’s response to COVID-19 than on science and innovation priorities, judging by the PM’s updated mandate letter to the minister of innovation. The letter mentions the world “innovation” once, compared with more than a half-dozen references to COVID-19 and the federal response to the pandemic
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.
The Toronto-based e-publisher Wattpad has chosen to open its second headquarters in Halifax rather than Calgary, due to concerns about Western separatism and the elimination of Alberta tax credits supporting companies in the innovation economy. Five business tax credit programs were cut, including the Investor Tax Credit introduced by the previous NDP government, which provided a 30%…
The Trade Commissioner Service’s revamped Canadian Technology Accelerator Program in the U.S. is winning praise from clean tech startups.
The newly released Conservative climate plan says more with its omissions than with its proposals.
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Twenty-nine Alberta cleantech projects will share more than $20.5 million from the province’s Climate Change Innovation Technology Framework program.
Companies in Quebec and Alberta are teaming up on an industrial project to capture CO2 and convert it into fuels and bio-products.
B.C.’s tech sector is growing revenues and GDP faster than other provinces’ tech sectors, but is struggling with a tech talent shortage and not enough companies scaling up beyond startup stage.