Zucara Receives $350,000 in NRC-IRAP Funding for Health Innovation
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Zucara Receives $350,000 in NRC-IRAP Funding for Health Innovation

Zucara Therapeutics Inc. is a Vancouver, British Columbia-based pre-clinical life sciences company that is advancing a long-term novel approach to prevent low blood sugar in patients with diabetes. Founded in 2015, the organization is a spin-out company from the Centre for Drug Research & Development and MaRS Innovation. Today, Zucara Therapeutics is partnering with professors…

Canadian Government Funding Aids Agricultural Research Project
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Canadian Government Funding Aids Agricultural Research Project

The Government of Canada is providing up to $237,000 in small business grants to help EarthFresh Farms improve production and expand their workforce in Burlington, Ontario. The investment will allow the company to optimize product output and reduce food waste by identifying defects in Ontario-grown potatoes. In addition, EarthFresh Farms will hire youths to support…

NRC-IRAP Research Grants Support Innovative Clean Technology Project
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NRC-IRAP Research Grants Support Innovative Clean Technology Project

Pond Technologies Ltd. has leveraged $40M in NRC-IRAP research grants to help manufacturers become more energy efficient and combat climate change. The investment has allowed the company to develop and refine its latest cleantech innovation, which captures CO2 emissions and recycles them into plant-based materials. The contribution has been provided through the NRC-IRAP Midsize Projects…

NRC-IRAP Research Grants Help Kraken Sonar Develop Marine Robotics
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NRC-IRAP Research Grants Help Kraken Sonar Develop Marine Robotics

Marine technology manufacturer, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc., will receive up to $1.47 million in NRC IRAP research grants to support the development of underwater robotics. This investment will help the company develop a technology demonstration platform to increase Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) capabilities. The contribution will be provided through the NRC-IRAP Mid-Size Project program, which…

NRC-IRAP Grants Support Manufacturing Production Upgrades in the Yukon
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NRC-IRAP Grants Support Manufacturing Production Upgrades in the Yukon

Northerm Windows and Doors has been awarded over $130,000 in government grants to help enhance its production capabilities at its facility in Whitehorse, Yukon. NRC-IRAP grants will allow Northerm to implement automation technologies and execute lean manufacturing process improvements. As a result, the company will double manufacturing capacity and boost its market competitiveness. Up to $130,345 in…

IRAP Research Grants: Comparing Accelerated Review Process vs. Mid-Size Project Funding
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IRAP Research Grants: Comparing Accelerated Review Process vs. Mid-Size Project Funding

Update: The National Research Council (NRC) now offers project-based funding through a single Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). Please visit the NRC-IRAP Research Project Contributions page for more information. The National Research Council Canada (NRC) created the Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) as a suite of Canadian government funding programs that assist small and mid-sized…

$1.8M CleanTech Project Reduces Transportation-Based Carbon Emissions
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$1.8M CleanTech Project Reduces Transportation-Based Carbon Emissions

Canada’s transportation sector has a significant impact on climate change. In fact, reports suggest that transportation currently accounts for 1/4 of all Canadian greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Because of this, the Government of Canada has accelerated the development of electric vehicle (EV) charging station network, spanning from coast-to-coast. The network will support increased range for…

$425k in Canadian Government Funding Supports AgriTech Development
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$425k in Canadian Government Funding Supports AgriTech Development

The Government of Canada is investing in agricultural technologies that increase farming productivity. As recently announced by the Canadian federal government, up to $425,000 in repayable government funding has been committed through the Western Innovation Initiative (WINN). This funding will assist a British Columbian technology developer to create a system that will help farmers reduce…

Google Canada Invests $4.5M to Research Artificial Intelligence Technology
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Google Canada Invests $4.5M to Research Artificial Intelligence Technology

Canada’s leading advanced technology businesses continue to thrive because of constant investments into innovative R&D. In 2015 alone, the Canadian technology industry contributed more than $9.1 million towards innovative research and development initiatives. This is a calculated approach to growth, since research typically leads to innovation and to international competitiveness. As one of the world’s…