Canada’s high-profile space industry firm MDA has positioned its flagship product, the Canadarm, for installation on a new commercial space station to be constructed by the US firm Axiom.
Canadian SMEs and universities are becoming more significant players in space at home and internationally, due to the “democratization” of space driven by lower launch costs and the miniaturization of science instruments and satellites, say space industry experts.
An Alberta R&D facility for testing technologies that combat climate change is helping startup companies bridge the “valley of death” to commercialization.
Ottawa invests more than $44 million to bolster cleantech R&D innovation, US President Joseph Biden asks for US $13.5 billion increase in federal R&D spending, the University of British Columbia’s COVID-19 rapid testing clinic to be a first in Canada, and more.
Ingrid Waldron and HealthCareCAN receive top Research Canada advocacy awards, AbCellera’s IPO nearly triples in value on first day of trading, Diversity Institute’s report on the Canadian labour market during the pandemic is out, and an international AI hub specializing in pharmaceutical R&D opens in Montreal.
Innovation experts and business groups are stepping up calls for the federal government to fix a “weak and out of balance” innovation ecosystem. Canada continues to lag other countries in innovation performance and productivity, according to international indexes.
The Short Report: Feds invest in mining sector, CSIS warns universities about China, new Supercluster projects, more COVID 19-related support for Indigenous businesses, University of Alberta geologist on Mars mission, and more.
Canada will contribute a smart robotic system – Canadarm3 – for repair and maintenance on the NASA-led Lunar Gateway project. The project kicks off an ambitious new space strategy.
Calgary and Alberta are leading the country in developing and deploying drones, as a strategy to diversify the province’s economy, but the industry says more federal support is needed.
The Canadian Space Agency and NASA have signed an agreement defining the terms of cooperation for the James Webb Telescope. NASA is responsible for management and operation of the mission to build the spacecraft, telescope and platform hosting the instruments. The CSA will provide a fine guidance sensor instrument — to be built by COM…