BC tech advocate to help boost federal funding for innovative projects
Role is to create opportunities and shepherd innovation across all industries and regions.
Thermotech scores $450K to build automated production line
Federal funding supports the purchase of new equipment to increase productivity and production capacity.
Ottawa launches $950 million supercluster initiative to jumpstart job creation, innovation
Consortium-led approach to innovation brings together small and large companies, academia and not-for-profit organizations.
Liberals close to decision on how to spend $800M earmarked for innovation
Money will be used to to support “innovation networks and clusters” to help budding companies scale up significantly.
Feds, Ontario each grant Honda Canada $42M for plant upgrades
Automaker will invest $492 million over three years to modernize its Ontario facilities and improve its carbon footprint.
Alberta gets $3M to attract business headquarters to Calgary
Calgary’s downtown office vacancy rate topped 21% just last month.
Feds renew CME SMART program funding with $20M investment
Program meant to encourage advanced technology adoption to enhance productivity and competitiveness.
Feds funding projects to remove barriers from skilled newcomers in BC
Most of the 30 programs will have a particular focus on energy and natural resources.
BC, federal government sign agreement on Canada Job Grant
Agreement in principle includes the renewal of the Labour Market Agreement, renamed the Canada Job Fund.
Union says Chrysler decision shows need for auto strategy
Dias is concerned Ontario has lost an opportunity to secure its manufacturing sector in the long-term.
Provinces in favour of latest Canada Job Grant offer: source
Concerns that the program will cut provincial, territorial funding, will have to be worked out individually with the federal Conservatives, the source said.
Ottawa invests $250M in Montreal based simulator maker CAE
The interest free loan will be repaid over 15 years starting in 2020.
Job grant program change may cut support for disabled workers
The Canada Job Grant could end funding for Halifax’s Team Work job-coach program for people with disabilities.
Business-led R&D networks get $49.7M in federal funding
Research networks will address innovation challenges related to deep mining, green aviation and electronics manufacturing.
Canada’s tech innovation spending is too low: PwC
Canadian businesses allocate just 7.8% of their revenue to innovation, compared to 9.64% globally, innovation survey suggests.
Federal subsidies distributed unequally among provinces: Fraser Institute
Quebec, Atlantic provinces disproportionally benefit from hidden equalization
University-industry auto projects get $21.4M boost
Funded projects focus on emissions reduction, electric vehicle efficiency, and vehicle safety.
FibreCITY centre gets $1.9M to grade biofibres
Federal investment will be used to purchase equipment for first agricultural fibre grading centre.