A lack of understanding of scale-ups and how they operate is preventing governments from developing policies that support their growth, according to a report from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
COVID-19 & HEALTH NEWS New projects are being funded by the Government of Canada‘s Immunization Partnership Fund, which received $64 million in 2020 to support vaccination coverage in Canada. The Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (North York) and the Women’s College Hospital (Toronto) will each receive up to $500,000 to promote vaccine uptake among clients…
A mine in the Northwest Territories, set to start Canada’s first production of rare earth concentrate in July in Saskatchewan, will build a rare earths processing facility in Saskatoon, as the public and private sectors ramp up efforts to make Canada a supplier of choice for strategic critical minerals.
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.
UVic is the latest university in Canada to cut fossil fuels from its investment portfolio, Nova Scotia’s fish and seafood sector gets a boost, a promising snapshot of Ontario’s developing AI ecosystem, and more.
A recent OECD report offers new evidence on the impact of R&D tax incentives and direct funding of business R&D. The new analysis reveals that both types of support lead to different outcomes but similar increases in R&D performance.
A new $108.5-million technology and agri-food research and innovation network, supported by the federal government and industry, is expected to begin operations by the end of this month. Alberta Innovates’ Inventures conference also highlighted a new $40 funding challenge from Emissions Reduction Alberta to accelerate technology innovation in agriculture, agri-food and forestry.
Canada’s Top 100 corporate R&D-performing companies far exceeded 2017’s outlays, jumping from a 0.07% to a 10.6% increase in R&D spending in 2018. But big R&D champions remain scarce.
The Canadian Bank Note Company (CBN) has secured $40 million from the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) to launch a $220-million, five-year R&D project to commercialize technology underpinning atomically precise manufacturing.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) minister Navdeep Bains has announced a new round of challenges through the federal procurement program Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC). Launched late last year, ISC is designed to support R&D at small and mid-size businesses by inviting them to create products that answer specific government needs or requests. Winning businesses…