Strategic Innovation Fund Awards $415M Towards New Vaccine Manufacturing Facility in Toronto
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Strategic Innovation Fund Awards $415M Towards New Vaccine Manufacturing Facility in Toronto

Administered by the Government of Canada through the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), an investment of up to $415 million has been awarded to support Sanofi in building an influenza vaccine biomanufacturing facility in Toronto, Ontario.

Strategic Innovation Fund: Rockport Networks Awarded $12M
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Strategic Innovation Fund: Rockport Networks Awarded $12M

An Ontario-based technology company, Rockport Networks, has received funding from the federal government to develop Networking at the Edge (NATE). The $49.9M project will create software-enabled network systems for data storage, making these systems more energy efficient, as well as faster and more secure. Rockport Networks, located in Ottawa and founded in 2012, specializes in…

Strategic Innovation Fund Awards $20M for Gerdau Ameristeel
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Strategic Innovation Fund Awards $20M for Gerdau Ameristeel

Gerdau Ameristeel, a major producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the world’s largest suppliers of special steel, has been awarded funding from the federal government to complete facility upgrades at its locations in Whitby and Cambridge, Ontario, and to help increase the organization’s global competitiveness. Gerdau Ameristeel will receive $20 million…

Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF): $20M for Woodbridge Foam Corporation
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Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF): $20M for Woodbridge Foam Corporation

Woodbridge Foam Corporation, based out of Mississauga, Ontario, is a global systems solution provider specializing in fully-integrated foam solutions. These solutions – including polyurethane, polypropylene, polystyrene, and polyethylene – are destined for both automotive and non-automotive markets. The company has recently received Canadian government funding to support facility upgrades and a new research and development…

Strategic Innovation Fund: National Ecosystems (Stream 5) Now Open
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Strategic Innovation Fund: National Ecosystems (Stream 5) Now Open

Since its launch in 2017, Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) has undergone several enhancements to support investments in advanced technology. This includes the launch of a fourth funding stream, Research Consortiums and Networks and more recently, the launch of a fifth stream called “National Ecosystems.” Unlike SIF’s fourth stream, which typically supports targeted calls for…

Strategic Innovation Fund: $7.3M for Smart Home Security Technology
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Strategic Innovation Fund: $7.3M for Smart Home Security Technology

Based in Waterloo, Ontario, Cognitive Systems is contributing to the continuous development of motion technology to advance the smart home ecosystem. Their primary technology, WiFi Motion™, uses wireless signals to sense motion in homes and is intended for the security, smart home, and wellness monitoring markets. This disruptive technology uses predictive analytics and artificial intelligence…