As it emerges from the pandemic, Canada faces an increasingly competitive R&D environment and a rapidly evolving geopolitical landscape. The federal government should invest in people, invest strategically in Canada’s research ecosystem and invest in rebuilding campuses for tomorrow, according to a pre-Budget submission by the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities.
Topic: Digital infrastructure
The Toronto-based National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) will establish the first pan-regional digital hub for investors and entrepreneurs in a custom-built space in the new Platform Innovation Centre being built by Platform Calgary in downtown Calgary.
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.
More than 130 leading entrepreneurs want the federal government to end what they call a “patchwork” approach to innovation.
As more people move online to access services, the need for more robust security of people’s information is also growing. Innovation experts are arguing that digital identity is a core requirement in a digital-first economy, especially in the era of COVID-19.
Microsoft is partnering with Invest Ottawa and the Bayview Yards business accelerator to offer technical and business resources to entrepreneurs. Called Microsoft for Startups, the program gives innovative Ottawa companies access to its cloud services, enterprise sales team and partner ecosystem. – Ottawa Matters Canada Infrastructure Bank CEO Pierre Lavallée signalled the bank is considering an investment…
The Discovery 2018 Conference wrapped up in Toronto, ON last May 1. The annual event organized by the Ontario Centres for Excellence (OCE) brought together technologists, innovators, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts from all over the world. Over 500 exhibitors and 3,000 participants attended the two-day event, which showcased Ontario as a hotbed of innovation and excellence.Featured at…