R&D funding is just one of several factors that have contributed to the success of innovation superclusters across Europe.
Spurred by a “culture change,” the federal government has increased collaboration both internally and externally on science, technology and innovation.
Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) was allocated $100M in the federal budget, and is aiming to make Canada the world’s cleanest oil and gas producer.
Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster announced seven initial projects, with $40 million of co-investment over three years.
The B.C.-based Digital Technology Supercluster announced its official launch after receiving a funding allocation for $153 million from the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) and $200 million in funding commitments from member organizations.
Two of the five Canadian superclusters in ISED’s $950-million Innovation Superclusters Initiative have signed funding agreements and are set to launch. On November 13, economic development minister Navdeep Bains announced the investment of nearly $230 million in the Ontario-based Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster (NGen), while public safety minister Ralph Goodale, speaking on behalf of ISED,…
Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) has named Kendra MacDonald its new CEO. MacDonald has held leadership roles in Australia, Hong Kong and Canada, most recently as Chief Audit Executive for Deloitte Global. She is also the Chair and Acting CEO for the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries (NATI) and the Chair of the Audit…
In what may be well be remembered as Canada’s first truly 21st century research and innovation Budget, the Liberal government has committed to investing more than $6.4 billion in scientific research, technology and business innovation assistance.
The supercluster initiative marks a new and positive step in Canadian innovation policy. It is more than a research granting exercise. Instead, it is one that is designed to ensure a clear reaching out to all parts of the research ecosystem in industry, non-profit organizations, academia and government.
Managing different organizations with varying interests and different sizes of financial commitment will require a change in culture for the companies and institutions engaged in the Innovation Supercluster Initiative (ISI) competition. Governance and managing millions of dollars in government funds matched by industry are among the key challenges and risks ISI contenders will face, according to panelists at the recent Canadian Science Policy Conference