Cisco invests $15 million to expand its digital technology operations and enhance workforce education in Western Canada.
Topic: digital research infrastructure
Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster announced seven initial projects, with $40 million of co-investment over three years.
Canada needs a new innovation agency to support tech scale-ups and drive adoption of digital technologies across all sectors, says a new report by innovation policy expert David A. Wolfe.
Nine research teams across Canada receive CANARIE funding to develop research data management tools.
The University of Alberta will create an AI supercomputing hub, with a $2.5-million investment from Western Economic Diversification.
A concerted effort by the research community is being credited with the largest increase in support for fundamental research in history.
In what may be well be remembered as Canada’s first truly 21st century research and innovation Budget, the Liberal government has committed to investing more than $6.4 billion in scientific research, technology and business innovation assistance.
What steps must be taken for Canada to get its act together on digital research infrastructure (DRI)? It’s a perennial question that’s been bandied about in research and policy circles for years with little progress, while the demand for digitization and its transmission, storage and analysis continues to soar.
Canada’s digital research infrastructure (DRI) is fragmented, oversubscribed and underfunded, according to officials close to the file. Its precarious state compared to competitor nations comes at a time when more and more areas of R&D are becoming digitized and data driven while the size and complexity of data sets are increasing exponentially.