The Short Report – June 15, 2022: CREATE program receives new NSERC funding, feds provide up to $100M to Saskatchewan potash mine, Alberta invests in quantum hub, $24M for research on life-saving organ transplant technology, and more.
Organization: Networks of Centres of Excellence
A new biomanufacturing partnership will boost Canada’s manufacturing capacity, projecting pandemic-induced revenue loss for Canada’s universities, IPIC makes pre-budget recommendations, and more.
VC investment in Canada hit its second highest level last year, Canada’s annual Gairdner awards announced, Quebec SMEs benefit from a $9 million e-commerce boost, Ontario invests in autonomous vehicles, and more.
After decades of neglect, the government is making a 25-year commitment to renew aging federal science labs, and encourage more collaboration with industry and academia.
A new pilot program matches researchers with priorities of the City of Toronto as part of the COVID-19 response effort and Polar Knowledge Canada has a new president.
The Networks of Centres of Excellence has awarded $80.7 million in funding to five networks – the last cohorts to be renewed as the NCE program begins winding down over the next few years. Three-year renewals were granted to: Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life (AGE-WELL) ($22 million);…
Canada’s first-ever scientific project co-funded by crowdfunding and a federally supported research granting group aims to help a First Nations community in British Columbia harvest shellfish again and safeguard a natural ecosystem.
A new biomass research cluster led by the BioFuelNet Canada Network will receive $7 million from the federal government and $3.1 million from industry to improve technologies for producing bioenergy.
The supercluster initiative marks a new and positive step in Canadian innovation policy. It is more than a research granting exercise. Instead, it is one that is designed to ensure a clear reaching out to all parts of the research ecosystem in industry, non-profit organizations, academia and government.
The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) and its partners distributed grants amounting to $3.5 million to 36 health researchers for exploratory research on the benefits of glycomics in health. The funds will go to 14 research projects in 18 institutions across Canada. GlycoNet is one of the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE). Catalyst and…