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: Clean Tech
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.
The Canadian government has introduced a Federal Strategy on Innovation and Growth for the Quebec Regions. The new plan aims to support region-specific initiatives that will foster innovation, entrepreneurial activity and the creation of well-paying jobs. Piloted by Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), the strategy focuses on four priorities: innovation and clean tech;…
The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) will invest $49.3 million from its Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) to support technology development at General Fusion, a Burnaby, B.C.-based company seeking to commercialize fusion energy. Fusion energy is generated from reactions released by superheated hydrogen gas. The process is safe and produces no emissions or…