Despite government subsidies, Canadian innovation wanes
Burdensome regulation, limited competition and unfavourable taxes hold companies back.
Faster fastener welding: CenterLine adds to its patent file
That makes 82 patents with numerous North American and international patents pending for the automation technology company.
Experimental pot lab sprouting cannabis infused drinks, new edibles
Part of a general trend toward more sophistication in an industry looking to shed stereotypes.
Magna takes a load off: Joint R&D with Ford creates lighter carbon
A collaborative lightweighting project yields 34% mass reduction and 87% fewer parts.
Five innovation ‘superclusters’ to share $950M in government cash
They aim to encourage academia, not-for-profits and companies to work together on strategies to boost high-growth sectors.
Ontario technology hubs key for GM Canada’s plans for driverless cars: CEO
GM also plans to open a “mobility campus” in Toronto to complement other research centres.
Feds to invest $49M to support advanced manufacturing at Linamar
Ontario will provide a conditional grant of up to $50 million.
Cure your SR&ED headache: Other programs will ease the pain
Federal help is available outside the cumbersome R&D program that will aid innovation.
Garneau talks self-driving cars with Tesla execs, makes Canadian pitch
Emphasized R&D capabilities in Ontario and Quebec to complement potential production expansion.
Thales to set up artificial intelligence research centre in Montreal
Its mission will be to advance the safe, ethical AI applications across the product portfolio
Battle for 5 federal tech ‘superclusters’ attracts 50 competitors
Letters of intent represent more than 200 companies and 20 post-secondary institutions.
Scope of $1.26B innovation fund widened to cover all sectors
Fund allocates money over five years to support R&D, the scale-up of high-potential companies and efforts to attract investment.
Innovation highlights: what’s in it for you?
Accessing funding for innovation and R&D is a lot easier.
C-COM, NSERC to invest $6.1M in intelligent mobile antenna tech
Goal is to develop new modular, low-cost, intelligent antenna for mobile satellite communications.
Liberals ready to invest in Bombardier, innovation minister says
Navdeep Bains wants company to keep head office, jobs connected to R&D activities in Canada.