In a $35-million, multiple government-supported initiative, four new business accelerators — including three rooted in Silicon Valley — will set up shop in Alberta to help entrepreneurs and innovators in the province’s fast-growing tech startup sector.
The University of Calgary has created Canada’s first pre-seed and seed-stage investment fund for spinoffs focused on child health. The new “UCeed” investment program also includes one of the country’s few private equity funds managed by students.
After an initial funding setback, York University announced on Friday that it has received approval to build a new tech-focused campus in Markham, Ontario.
A PhD student’s novel software is revolutionizing drug discovery and laying the groundwork for a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Short Report: Transatlantic AI projects, ocean startups, new aeronautics centre of excellence, Canadian startups in New York, advancing 5G networks, constructing mass timber buildings, agri-food sustainability, and more.
A new program will help more than 80 university-based research teams assess the commercial potential of their innovations. Modeled on successful programs in the United States and the United Kingdom, Lab2Market could eventually go national.
Alberta’s two largest cities are teaming up to multiply their tech startups. Through the new innovation corridor, they will coordinate programs and services, collaborate on marketing and policy recommendations, and focus on securing early-stage funding for startups.
Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE) at Memorial University in Newfoundland has ranked in the top five emerging entrepreneurship centres in the world, according to the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC). Florian Villaumé, the centre’s director, credits community support for experiential learning.
Canada needs supportive government strategies and policies to maintain its global leadership in “carbontech” innovation: international conference
With the goal becoming a mainstream healthcare company, Smiths Falls, ON-based Canopy Growth Corp. has spun off a new division – Spectrum Therapeutics – to oversee the company’s commercial medical and clinical research operations including Spectrum Cannabis, Canopy Health Innovations, and recently acquired Germany-based C3Cannabinoid Compound Company, which develops cannabinoid-based medical therapies. – Canopy Growth…