Federal Budget 2021 included the government’s largest-ever investments in intellectual property and IP services, underscoring the importance of protecting and leveraging IP for Canada’s economic growth, according to IP experts and heads of innovation groups.
Canadian universities’ approach to intellectual property should be standardized to benefit both researchers and industry. Canada’s chief scientist and the research granting councils could take the lead in this initiative.
Jim Balsillie responds to expert criticism on the focus and merits of Ontario’s new IP plan. Balsillie chaired the Expert Panel on Intellectual Property for the Government of Ontario and is leading the implementation of its recommendations.
In July, BDC Capital announced that it is committing $160 million to finance intellectual property (IP) development in Canada with the hopes to fill the gap in capital financing for scaling companies with intangible assets. We spoke with Patrick Latou about what they plan to achieve and why this type of fund is so overdue.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced $9 billion in financial aid for post-secondary students, who will be eligible for up to $1750 a month from May through August, to compensate for the lack of summer jobs. Students can also earn money from the federal government for volunteering. Trudeau also raised the maximum weekly amount that can…
Cognit.ca enables researchers, non-profits, governments and businesses to easily connect with subject-matter experts and search public patent documents and university IP.
By enhancing existing incentives and introducing new ones to promote investment in tech startups and productivity, new measures in Quebec’s budget will increase the province’s attractiveness to innovative companies.
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) received $15 million from FedDev Ontario “to promote new sustainable innovations and bring business support to Eastern Ontario in Canada.” Along with partners the St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission and St. Lawrence College, BIC will establish the Ontario Bioindustrial Innovation Network (OBIN), a hybrid chemistry cluster in Brockville, Ontario. The network aims to…
The policy imperative underwriting current research and innovation policy initiatives fails to take in the scope of research capacity in Canada. We need a frame of reference that encompasses the breadth and depth of Canadian researchers’ contributions to innovation.