Innovation experts and business groups are stepping up calls for the federal government to fix a “weak and out of balance” innovation ecosystem. Canada continues to lag other countries in innovation performance and productivity, according to international indexes.
Topic: natural resources
Genome research receives major funding related to health, agriculture and environmental projects while Canadian Nuclear Labs pursue clean energy technologies for marine operations in Canada and internationally.
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.