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The Short Report – March 9, 2022: Sunsetting the Collaborative Health Research Projects program, $195M to support B.C. health research, Ontario’s first Genome Data Science fellowships, Lululemon founder invests $100M into muscle disorder research, and more

CIHR and NSERC terminate Collaborative Health Research Projects program, BC’s government invests in life sciences to boost health research, Ontario Genomics and CANSSI Ontario award inaugural postdoctoral fellowships in genome data science, Lululemon founder gives $100 million for muscle disorder research, a strategy to make Manitoba a leader in sustainable protein production, and more.

Businesses, innovators aim to make Canada a global leader in Internet of Things

Ottawa is a growing international centre for companies providing Internet of Things (IoT) devices and related software. Alberta wants to become the next major tech centre focused on IoT. Here’s how Canadian businesses and innovators are ramping up efforts to make Canada a world leader in IoT technologies and services.

The Short Report, July 3, 2019: Geothermal energy, digital task force, biofoam

Razor Energy Corp has received $5 million from Natural Resources Canada and $2 million from Alberta Innovates to co-produce a geothermal electricity project at an active oil and gas operation. The University of Alberta will conduct geothermal research in association with the project. – Newswire Nova Scotia-based company CarbonCure Technologies has partnered with Hawaii’s HC&D…

Research In Motion breaks $1-billion R&D plateau

Research In Motion Ltd (RIM) has become the third company in Canadian history to break the $1-billion mark for R&D expenditures, according to the Waterloo-based firm’s latest financial data. For the FY ended Feb 28/10, RIM spent US$964.8 million on R&D, up 40.9% from the previous FY. When converted into Canadian dollars (using the Bank…

Companies joins forces to combat cyber crime

Several high tech firms are collaborating with the federal government and Concordia Univ to establish an alliance to identify and combat cyber threats. In an unprecedented move, Bell Canada, Rogers Communications, Microsoft Canada Co and the Competition Bureau of Canada are banding together to create National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance Canada, a neutral research venue…

New research network receives NSERC funding

Science and Engineering Canada (NSERC) is providing a grant of $4.5 million over five years to NECTAR, a new research network will focus on developing design-oriented analyses for collaborative computational environments. The Network for Effective Collaboration Technologies Through Advanced Research (NECTAR) is hosted by the Univ of Toronto and involves the universities of Calgary, Saskatchewan,…

Montreal telecom institute launches R&D consortium

The Montreal-based International Institute of Telecommunications (IIT) has launched a pre-competitive R&D consortium with a target of $50 million over five years. A who’s who of telecom companies have pledged an initial $27 million in the first year, including Nortel Networks Corp, Bell Canada, Ericsson Communications Canada, Hewlett-Packard, EXFO, Rogers Wireless and Microcell Telecommunications Inc.…

Bell, Nortel open optical research centre in Montreal

Bell Canada and Nortel Networks Corp will open their first satellite laboratory in Montreal early next year as part of a new national network of innovation centres focusing on advanced voice and multimedia. The new Optical Innovation Centre in Montreal will work on initiatives that lower deployment costs, improve the speed to market of next…

Bell pumps $5 million into university labs program

Bell Canada is spending $5 million to expand its Bell University Labs program in British Columbia and Alberta. The new funding is over five years and begins in 2004. The investment was announced by BCE Inc CEO Michael Sabia in a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade, as part of a larger expansion of…