A new innovation ‘sandbox’ at Dalhousie University will help student entrepreneurs turn their bright ideas into commercial products.
Emissions Reduction Alberta-Business Development Bank of Canada offers easier and timely access to funding for innovative greenhouse gas-reducing technologies.
Calgary Technologies Inc. breaks ground on a new innovation centre in the heart of downtown Calgary.
University of Alberta spinoff firm Forge Hydrocarbons lands US$4-million investment by aerospace giant Lockheed Martin.
B.C.’s tech sector is growing revenues and GDP faster than other provinces’ tech sectors, but is struggling with a tech talent shortage and not enough companies scaling up beyond startup stage.
Calgary and Alberta are leading the country in developing and deploying drones, as a strategy to diversify the province’s economy, but the industry says more federal support is needed.
Sixteen Alberta high-tech companies share nearly $21 million in federal funding aimed at getting their innovative products to markets faster.
Canadian universities are taking diverse approaches to equip students with entrepreneurial skills and foster a start-up culture on campuses.
That is the conclusion of a new report released this week by Mitacs, a national not-for-profit organization that provides research and training programs to support innovation. Titled Entrepreneurs on Campus: University-based support for start-ups, the report provides an overview of the diverse approaches universities are taking to prepare students for a rapidly changing workforce—as entrepreneurs or as employees.
Red River College (RRC) in Manitoba is moving ahead with construction of its new $95-million Innovation Centre in downtown Winnipeg, after confirming that the federal government will provide $40.6 million toward the project. The provincial government is supporting the centre through a loan guarantee to RRC for up to $54.8 million. The Innovation Centre will…
Univ of Victoria has announced $2.5 million worth of graduate scholarships that are focused on research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The fund is part of the $12-million initiative earlier announced by the province to boost its technology and innovation sectors by attracting and retaining top talent. About 16,000 domestic students enrolled in…