Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is much more focused on his government’s response to COVID-19 than on science and innovation priorities, judging by the PM’s updated mandate letter to the minister of innovation. The letter mentions the world “innovation” once, compared with more than a half-dozen references to COVID-19 and the federal response to the pandemic
Topic: Innovation and Skills Plan
Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada, in a detailed response to growing criticisms, defends the federal government’s innovation performance, policies and programs.
Montreal’s AI-Powered Supply Chains Supercluster (SCALE.AI) is expected to create 16,000 jobs and add more than $16 billion to the economy.
Ottawa launches a new program aimed at helping businesses across all regions in Canada to grow, expand into new markets and adopt new technologies.
ISED announced $28 million to help Canadian packaged-meats producer Maple Leaf Foods build a new $744-million poultry facility in London, Ontario.
The federal government is backing five large venture capital (VC) fund of funds (FoF) to boost the much-needed late-stage capital available to Canadian tech firms.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada recently launched a $25-million, three-year program that aims to fund provinces and territories for clean technology projects that are expected to run from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2021. Under the Agriculture Clean Technology (ACT) Program, the federal government will provide non-repayable contributions for projects that will help the agricultural…
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.
The federal government has appointed the chairs of four of the six Economic Strategy Tables that were announced in the last federal Budget as part of its new Innovation and Skills Plan. The industry leaders represent six high-growth sectors singled out by the government as having the best prospects for achieving innovative economic growth and…
The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) is waiting for a federal policy response to its recommendations to stimulate the investment class as it reports a 15% year-over-year increase of its members’ investment activity for 2016. NACO members comprised of 34 distinct angel groups invested $157.2 million, up from $133.6 million in 2015 when 31 groups reported and the fourth consecutive year of increases.