Less than 16% of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses are women-owned, yet the full and equal involvement of women in the economy is essential to Canada’s competitiveness. The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) is an initiative funded through Budget 2018 that aims to reduce financial and knowledge barriers among women
Sault College, located in Sault Ste. Marie, is one of 24 publicly-funded colleges in the province of Ontario and is the largest deliverer of apprenticeship training in northern Ontario. The College has been announced a recipient of research and development funding which will allow them to acquire advanced equipment. This
Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded Sault College and Soo Mill collaborative research and development grants for their innovative robotic technology. A joint project between academic researchers and company personnel, the two partners have created a robotic lumber sorting and placing application to test
In 2016, the installed wind power in Canada was ~12,000 MW (6% of the electricity demand), with Ontario and Quebec generating the highest share. Energy created from the wind is shifting and irregular, making energy storage very important to not only maintain order, but also to address the geographical gap
Canada is devoted to supporting its colleges and universities to develop skilled workers, act as engines of discovery, and collaborate with Canadian companies to increase global competitiveness. Four Canadian colleges and universities have received federal government funding in efforts to renew and update state-of-the-art facilities, labs, and modern learning spaces
Innovative companies on the verge of technological breakthroughs could often benefit from the support of outside researchers. Whether it helps to improve the research and development cycle, or simply speeds time to commercialization, accessing research talent significantly supports project outcomes. Although many innovative firms have difficulty finding top research talent,
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island-based biotechnology firm Somru BioScience has recently received a combination of grants and loans from Canadian government funding programs. This support will allow the company to accelerate research and development activities, provide comprehensive and innovative bioanalytical solutions, and create long term economic growth in Atlantic Canada.
Please Note: NSERC CRD is closed. Access NSERC funding through the Engage (applied research) and Alliance (academic research) programs.
Knowledge mobilization is a term that often refers to bridging gaps between industry and post-secondary researchers. While there is a significant amount of knowledge generated by colleges and universities in Canada, this
The Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) is a Canadian government funding program that supports industrial research and development projects. Through the program, Canadian innovators can accelerate technology transfer and commercialization of innovative products, processes, and services. There are multiple streams of the program, including several directed exclusively towards businesses; however, one
Alberta and Ontario are home to 20 academic-industry research and development projects that recently received government innovation grants. These industry-academia collaborations will help solve key industry challenges in both Ontario and Alberta, increase innovation produced from the country, and diversify and sustain the Canadian economy to compete globally.
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