The COVID-19 pandemic’s short- and long-term impacts on Canadian innovation will be “mixed,” with new opportunities but also negative consequences, academic experts told a webinar presented by the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.
The Next Generation (NGen) Manufacturing Canada supercluster’s new $30-million advanced manufacturing challenge encourages companies to make and supply “transformative” products to combat COVID-19.
The Bank of Canada is partnering with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) to launch a BIS Innovation Hub in Toronto; National Bank of Canada’s venture-capital arm NAventures announced it will make an additional minority investment of up to $50-million in Toronto-based robo-advisor Nest Wealth; the federal government will invest $40 million over three years in the Union Training and Innovation Program; and more.
As Canada weighs the deployment of contact-tracing applications to harness the COVID-19 pandemic, experts weigh in on what it will take to do it right.
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada is asking Ottawa to take immediate action, including a new investment bank, wage subsidies, R&D funding and a long-term sector strategy, to help its members recover from the devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reports says BC needs boosts its R&D spending by $2.5 billion through partnerships with the federal government, the private sector and international investors.
Dr. Mona Nemer appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health May 19 to highlight what her office has been doing since the novel coronavirus arrived in Canada.
CIHR will use a virtual peer review process to evaluate grant applications, in response to a backlash from researchers over the council’s initial decision to cancel the spring competition.
Planning needs to begin now for the next disease outbreak, beginning with stronger linkages between human and animal research facilities.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council awarded $75 million to more than 1,600 researchers from over 60 universities across Canada. More than $60 million will go for partnership projects and $14 million will support 160 postdoctoral researchers. Out of the total number of recipients, 760 (56%) self-identify as women, 48 (4%) as Indigenous, 158…