The growth of Kraken Robotics, based in St. John’s, has been possible only with the financial investment and support of many federal and provincial government agencies, says Bill Donovan, senior program manager at Kraken.
Topic: Canadian SMEs
A “real-world,” publicly accessible 5G testbed is needed to support SMEs in growing Canada’s 5G system, Gordon Harling and Michael Turner write in an op-ed. The Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks in Kanata (in West Ottawa) is well placed to fill this gap, they say.
Canada’s SMEs will be crucial to the post-COVID economic recovery, but they need improved government policies and incentives to secure intellectual property, successfully scale up and increase exports globally, says a new report by the Information Communications and Technology Council.
Canada’s regionally diverse mining innovation groups are stepping up efforts to collaborate on and better coordinate industry-led innovation. But the push to “de-fragment” the country’s mining innovation ecosystem needs dedicated federal funding, the groups say.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s new initiatives on intellectual property aim to help innovators and SMEs make better use of IP.