The Alberta government is committing $100 million over five years to attract more AI companies to invest in the province.
A new Life Sciences Innovation Hub at the University of Calgary has received $8.5 million to support specialized programming for entrepreneurs and companies.
In an interview with RE$EARCH MONEY, Molly Shoichet discusses her new biotech startup, her experience as Ontario’s chief scientist, and her views on innovation in Canada.
Canadian universities are taking diverse approaches to equip students with entrepreneurial skills and foster a start-up culture on campuses.
That is the conclusion of a new report released this week by Mitacs, a national not-for-profit organization that provides research and training programs to support innovation. Titled Entrepreneurs on Campus: University-based support for start-ups, the report provides an overview of the diverse approaches universities are taking to prepare students for a rapidly changing workforce—as entrepreneurs or as employees.
It has taken a long time, and not all the needed pieces are yet in place, but the innovation debate is now paying much more attention to how we grow companies and scale them up to be global competitors, and not simply on how we start them.
Can science and business fruitfully cohabitate? It’s possible. And it’s happening in a Vancouver university campus where physicists can be found hard at work on their cyclotron particle accelerator in one room while industry people are in another room testing for radiation particles. These are common-day activities in TRIUMF, one of Canada’s large-scale research facilities, which is home to hundreds of researchers from academia, other research institutes and industry from across Canada and around the world.
A group of top Canadian banks and insurance firms are backing a fund that will help Canadian companies grow locally by filling an identified void in the capital market.
The Bank of Canada will team up with the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) to learn more about emerging technologies and their applications in financial services. In line with its 2019–2021 Medium-Term Plan, the Bank forged the partnership to keep abreast of developments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, crypto currencies and quantum computing. The partnership with…
PwC Canada has named Chris Dulny as its Chief Innovation Officer effective July 1. Dulny is currently a partner, National Technology Sector Leader in the accounting and consulting firm. Before that, he was partner of the Audit and Assurance Practice at PwC Canada, and he also worked in this practice at PwC UK. The alumnus…
There has been a tendency in recent policy papers to argue that a focus on entrepreneurship is the answer to Canada’s weak innovation performance. There is no academic study to back this assertion and if interested parties to pursue this myth, it will inevitably lead to confusion. Not only do entrepreneurship skills not equate to innovator skills, but rather entrepreneurs often rely on innovators to successfully carry out their projects.