The federal government is investing $54 million to expand its “Living Laboratories” initiative in the agricultural sector by creating nine new living labs across Canada.
Topic: Collaborative Research
Innovation experts and business groups are stepping up calls for the federal government to fix a “weak and out of balance” innovation ecosystem. Canada continues to lag other countries in innovation performance and productivity, according to international indexes.
Dr. David Kelvin in Halifax is leading an international effort to identify biomarkers for predicting the severity of COVID-19 in patients, and spearheading a collaborative network of scientists for the sharing of resources, materials and ideas.
Quebec and the State of Massachusetts have formed the Quebec- Massachusetts Collaborative Research Council (QMCRC) to foster cooperation between the two jurisdictions. The council will also help to showcase Quebec’s research expertise from academia and business with potential collaborations in clean energy, electric transportation, biotechnology and the environment. The 12-member QMCRC is the result of…