Topic: innovation

To shift to a circular economy, we need to harness local expertise on plastics

Building a circular economy for plastics in Canada will take smart solutions, says Christina Seidel, executive director of the Recycling Council of Alberta and co-chair of the Plastics Alliance of Alberta, in an op-ed. These include locally driven initiatives, collaboration across sectors and organizations, research investment and innovation to eliminate unnecessary plastics and reduce plastic waste.

The Short Report, April 8, 2020: Mitacs steps up to help SMEs working on COVID-19 solutions; StatCan partners on ambitious business conditions survey; and more

Mitacs has launched a limited-time initiative to help SMEs working on COVID-19 solutions secure government funding, access research resources, and hire post-secondary interns. The non-profit’s 80 business development experts positioned across Canada will help SMEs complete funding applications and connect with researchers. College interns are also available to help with activities like coding, prototyping, monitoring cell cultures,…

Scaleup Q&A: SOTI CEO Carl Rodrigues on growing a global tech powerhouse through constant fine-tuning (EXCERPT)

SOTI may be the homegrown tech titan that most Canadians haven’t heard of, but other countries are paying attention. With 17,000 enterprise customers in 178 countries, the Mississauga-based provider of business-critical mobility solutions is frequently courted by world leaders, and for good reason: SOTI boasts 98 consecutive quarters of profitability, all without ever taking outside…