A Global South Network headed by York University to tackle infectious diseases; the Royal Society of Canada elects new fellows and members, KPMG reports substantial drop in Canada’s fintech sector, and more.
Topic: clean technology
The government of Canada’s first 7.5-year $5 billion green bond saw strong demand from both Canadian and international investors and will be the first of many to support government investments in the green economy, says the associate minister of finance.
Ottawa launches special call for postpandemic research using UN model; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports farmers to mitigate climate change impacts; a five-year cystic fibrosis study at USask uses a One Health research approach, and more.
The launch of Ontario’s vehicle innovation network signals readiness for next-generation auto solutions, Alberta invests tens of millions of dollars to fund vaccine research and manufacturing capacity, research activity continues to grow at colleges and institutes across Canada, and more.
Jim Hinton is a patent lawyer based in Kitchener-Waterloo and the co-founder of the Innovation Asset Collective (IAC), which launched this year with $30 million in federal funding. Research Money spoke to Hinton about the challenges facing tech developers, researchers and policymakers surrounding IP.
Research Money sat down with Leah Lawrence, the SDTC’s CEO and president, to ask her where clean technology in Canada is heading and what to expect as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly $3.4 billion in federal spending through the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) during the last three years has failed to improve Canada’s “disastrous” innovation performance and productivity, say some innovation and policy experts. An analysis by Research Money of SIF data shows that Ontario, Quebec and foreign-based firms have received the lion’s share of SIF funding.
The Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) is making up to $80 million in federal funding available through oil and gas industry challenges to accelerate the development and commercialization of clean technology.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council collaborates with the Canadian arm of Huawei Technologies, Canadian and international teams receive funding to accelerate ALS research, SDTC supports SMEs across Canada in their adoption of clean technology, an unexpected donation spurs Northern Ontario School of Medicine to address health inequities in marginalized populations, and more.
The Short Report: New Parliamentary standing committee proposed for science and research; new Protein Industries Supercluster projects; Alberta cuts post-secondary education funding while Ontario increases it; boosting competitiveness of Canada’s mining sector; creating research internships for students; Canadian science for the Moon; developing small nuclear reactor technology; and more.