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…
Following some 30 years of investigating “innovation” as a social and economic phenomenon, it is time for me to admit that I am getting fed up with this term. In the conversation about public policy for science, technology, industry, higher education or what have you, I fear that it is now far adrift in a sea of mythology that has lost all touch with reality.
The Univ of Saskatchewan has recruited a veteran Swedish venture capitalist to overhaul its Industry Liaison Office (ILO), re-brand it Innovation Enterprise (IE) and inject a strong industry pull into its operations.