Genome research receives major funding related to health, agriculture and environmental projects while Canadian Nuclear Labs pursue clean energy technologies for marine operations in Canada and internationally.
Topic: Venture Capital
Despite its progressive image, the tech startup world is by no means immune to the problem of systemic racism. We must call on both public and private sectors to support underrepresented entrepreneurs as an explicit part of our action plan for economic recovery.
In the last several years, Canada has emerged as one of the top tech ecosystems in the world. A new crop of founders exiting companies and moving into investing is helping to drive the uptick in Canadian innovation.
In July, BDC Capital announced that it is committing $160 million to finance intellectual property (IP) development in Canada with the hopes to fill the gap in capital financing for scaling companies with intangible assets. We spoke with Patrick Latou about what they plan to achieve and why this type of fund is so overdue.
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.
COVID-19 NEWS Canadians’ trust in doctors, scientists and the government has increased since the cornovirus pandemic began, finds public opinion polls from January and repeated on May 1 and May 2. Conducted by Proof Strategies CanTrust Index of Ottawa, the survey found that 76% of Canadians trusted doctors and 70% trusted scientists. The follow up…
Vancouver-based AbCellera Biologics will receive up to $175.6 million from the federal Strategic Innovation Fund to fast-track antibody therapies against COVID-19. The funding will also go to build a first-of-its-kind antibody manufacturing facility over the next four years to help Canada respond to future pandemics. AbCellera has partnered with global biopharmaceutical company Eli Lilly to…
Vancouver-based biotech firm AbCellera, using its technology spun off research at University of British Columbia, is fast-tracking testing and clinical trials of therapeutic antibodies against COVID-19.
By enhancing existing incentives and introducing new ones to promote investment in tech startups and productivity, new measures in Quebec’s budget will increase the province’s attractiveness to innovative companies.
The Short Report: New Parliamentary standing committee proposed for science and research; new Protein Industries Supercluster projects; Alberta cuts post-secondary education funding while Ontario increases it; boosting competitiveness of Canada’s mining sector; creating research internships for students; Canadian science for the Moon; developing small nuclear reactor technology; and more.