Feds announce $102 million for new, renewed chairs at 35 Canadian research institutions; U of T receives a 20-million donation for research, innovations and clinical programs in sports and sports medicine, new protocols for Arctic research and policymaking from the Inuit Circumpolar Council, and more.
Topic: support for SMEs
The federally funded Clean Resource Innovation Network has invested $10 million in a project using a technology called non-aqueous extraction that could eliminate the use of waste tailings ponds, proponents say.
Ottawa announces over $550 million in federal research investments, the International Energy Agency reviews Canada’s energy policies, an international study details COVID-19’s impacts on children, MDA wins a second contract for a 2023 moon mission, and more.
Nearly $3.4 billion in federal spending through the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) during the last three years has failed to improve Canada’s “disastrous” innovation performance and productivity, say some innovation and policy experts. An analysis by Research Money of SIF data shows that Ontario, Quebec and foreign-based firms have received the lion’s share of SIF funding.