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The Short Report, July 24, 2019: 5G, Indigenous health, John Knubley

Rogers Communications has partnered with Waterloo accelerator Communitech to open a 5G innovation lab, opening in September and focusing on smart city, IoT and enterprise applications. – Yahoo Finance Saskatoon-based software company Vendasta Technologies Inc. has raised $40-million in venture capital, the largest ever for a Saskatchewan tech company. – The Globe and Mail Ottawa calls it the largest…

Supercluster contenders must include strategies for confronting the risks in managing diverse interests

Managing different organizations with varying interests and different sizes of financial commitment will require a change in culture for the companies and institutions engaged in the Innovation Supercluster Initiative (ISI) competition. Governance and managing millions of dollars in government funds matched by industry are among the key challenges and risks ISI contenders will face, according to panelists at the recent Canadian Science Policy Conference

Government banks on supercluster initiative to boost economy through innovation

Almost a billion dollars in taxpayers’ funds are the carrot that the federal government hopes will bring industry and other stakeholders together to talk to each other and tap into each other’s resources to boost the Canadian economy through innovation. That’s the logic behind the $950-million Innovation Supercluster Initiative (ISI) which is heading into the final stretch of the two-phase selection process for between three and five winners.

Mark Cory

Mark Cory has been appointed assistant DM earth sciences, replacing Irwin Itzkovitch who is retiring. Cory comes to NRCan from the Public Service Human Resources Management Agency, where he was VP of The Leadership Network. Other previously held positions include assistant DM market and industry services at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and associate DM, operations…

John Knubley

John Knubley has been appointed associate DM. Knubley comes to NRCan from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency where he was VP (Nova Scotia) and was involved in promoting R&D and the energy sector. He has also held policy and research positions at Industry Canada, Investment Canada and the Economic Council of Canada. Knubley has also…