Innovation Canada has shifted its “entire portfolio,” to responding to the COVID-19 crisis, from the Strategic Innovation Fund to Canada’s innovation superclusters, says federal assistant deputy minister Andrea Johnston.
Topic: Innovation Superclusters Initiative
The Short Report: New Parliamentary standing committee proposed for science and research; new Protein Industries Supercluster projects; Alberta cuts post-secondary education funding while Ontario increases it; boosting competitiveness of Canada’s mining sector; creating research internships for students; Canadian science for the Moon; developing small nuclear reactor technology; and more.
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.
Canada’s superclusters need rigorous intellectual property strategies to protect Canadian SMEs’ IP and ensure it stays in Canada to benefit the national economy, say top IP specialists.
The Canada Ocean Supercluster’s first project will develop underwater robotics devices that ocean industries can lease to image, map and analyze the seabed.
Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster announced seven initial projects, with $40 million of co-investment over three years.
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.
Last year’s Barton panel report on the agri-food sector continues to resonate with additional consultation and analysis of its recommended policies and actions aimed at sustainably boosting exports to $75 billion by 2025.
The Canadian Agri-food Policy Institute (CAPI) launched a series of workshops to determine what specific actions are required to achieve the sector’s export objectives with a subsequent report – Barton Forward: Optimizing Growth in the Canadian Agri-Food Sector – posing and answering four key questions:
Sue Paish has been appointed CEO of the Digital Technology Supercluster (DTS), one of five industry-led groups funded by the federal government under the Innovation Superclusters Initiative. She will take on the responsibility of building and leading the supercluster that will put BC and Canada in the global forefront of the digital economy. Paish served as…
Last month, Québec tabled its 2018 budget, which includes more than $1 billion for research, innovation and economic growth, reflecting several recommendations made by the Advisory Council on the Economy and Innovation.