B.C. invests in cleaner industry and post-secondary innovation; PIC and GOC co-investments help plant-based companies use artificial intelligence; the Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services publishes Canada’s first voluntary national standards for animal-assisted human services, and more.
Organization: Government of Ontario
C100 brings in Ray Newal as new CEO; the Stem Cell Network launches its second national research funding competition, Alberta surpasses 2021 tech investment earnings, and more.
Umicore set to build industrial scale battery materials manufacturing plant in Ontario; Ottawa commits to advancing cooperative ocean science and sustainability with international partners, India’s Tata Consultancy Services opens Pace Port Toronto to spur digital innovation, and more.
More Canadian companies are remaining in Canada to grow “unicorns” (firms with a $1-billion or more valuation) rather than selling early to foreign entities, according to data in Startup Genome’s 2022 Global Startup Ecosystem Report. Meanwhile, in Atlantic Canada the number of startups slowed for the second year in a row, according to a separate report by Nova Scotia-based Entrevestor.
A consortium of AI-focused research organizations launches in Montreal; François-Philippe Champagne opens call for proposals for the $90-million ElevateIP program announced in Budget 2021; Alberta commits $50 million towards clean hydrogen technology research, and more.
The EU and Canada move toward formal negotiations on research partnership; CIHR to meet health challenges with a clinical trials fund; a nationwide research network to improve pediatric outcomes, the Courtois Foundation donates $159 million to UdeM for the discovery of new materials, and more.
The CPP Investment Board has invested $536 million in Google-backed Verse Innovation, B.C. business owners to benefit from better access to IP resources, the Experimental Lakes Research area gets a five-year boost from Ontario, and more.
Green Party of Ontario releases EV strategy two months ahead of provincial election, research gets a boost through the New Frontiers in Research Fund, a review of Canada’s Remote Sensing Space Systems Act is completed, and more.
The public and private sectors in British Columbia are leading the rest of Canada with policies and investment to grow the biogas-renewable natural gas sector so it can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help achieve Canada’s climate goals, industry experts say.
Government of Canada releases a $9.1 billion emissions reduction plan, Montreal’s Creative Destruction Lab doubles its $500 million target within first 5 years of opening, US dollars driving Canadian technology’s investment surge in 2021, four provincial governments agree to a joint strategic plan on small modular reactors, and more.