The first Speech from the Throne delivered by Governor General Mary Simon included just a single mention of innovation and made zero references to science or research and development, leaving STI tea-readers bereft.
Topic: public-private partnerships
The federal government needs to support an inclusive engineering biology ecosystem that leverages Canadian-grown capacities across industry, academia and government, Bettina Hamelin, president and CEO of Ontario Genomics, says in an editorial. Canada needs a comprehensive and aligned roadmap for a public-private partnership and investment strategy to benefit from the increasing opportunities in this emerging sector, she says.
More help for Canadian scaleup companies is coming from the federal Trade Commissioner Service, amid criticism that government isn’t doing enough.