SR&ED and the law of unintended consequences

By Francis Moran  Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program is undoubtedly one of the most popular industrial incentive schemes around. Shortened to SR&ED and usually referred to as “Shred,” the program provides

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

TheCodeFactory launches G2S incubator program

By Alexandra Reid  Ottawa’s startup ecosystem received some much-needed support this month as TheCodeFactory launched Government to Startup (G2S), an incubator program developed by the learning centre’s founder and president Ian Graham to address the challenges faced by

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2012 Francis Moran

CANARIE expands cloud-testing program for SMBs

Canada's ultra-highspeed network used by universities, colleges, and scientific research outfits across the country plans to use funding from Ottawa to expand its program for small businesses to test pre-commercial products on the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 9th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Have the feds finally found the right way to back winners?

By Leo Valiquette Government, particularly Canada’s federal government, isn’t known for being a bold early adopter of new technology and certainly not an entity eager to play the role of guinea pig. But

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2012 Francis Moran

Ottawa entrepreneur Scott Annan comments on the relaunch of Mercury Grove

By Alexandra Reid Scott Annan is widely known in Ottawa for being a startup champion. He’s an entrepreneur who has strong opinions about the local startup ecosystem and what needs to change to increase

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 28th, 2012 Francis Moran

Putting Ottawa’s puzzle together

By Leo Valiquette In early May, I blogged about the need for everyone in the National Capital Region involved with getting technology to market to check their baggage at the door and work together for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 15th, 2012 Francis Moran

Canadian university ‘innovation gap’ more illusory than real: Kurman

By Francis Moran I was invited a couple of weeks ago to facilitate a group discussion on the marketing of university technology transfer offices at a forum organised by the Technology Transfer Partnerships.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2012 Francis Moran

Montreal startup scene continues to rock

By Francis Moran My day in Montreal? Twelve straight hours of startups, speakers, schmoozing and social media as I took in both FounderFuel’s second demo day and The C100′s AccelerateMTL. With what I am sure was more

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 28th, 2012 Francis Moran

There is no magic recipe for a successful startup, only good cooks

By Francis Moran  I have shamelessly adapted the headline of this post from a Wall Street Journal article I read on the weekend that reviewed two excellent books tracking the ascendancy of Africa over

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

Federal budget diverts research funding to commercial innovation

The Conservative government has earmarked a sizeable amount of money in the federal budget for new technology research and development but is also shifting its focus to commercialization of existing tech companies.The move

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

No one right path to commercialization, experts say

Toronto biotech startup ArcticDx has spent eight years working on technology to measure an individual's risk of developing colorectal carcinoma, but still hasn't commercialized it. Meanwhile, by taking a slightly different approach, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 9th, 2011 Grant Buckler

30 considerations for getting tech to market: Part III

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette While there will no doubt be the occasional post that will still fall into the Commercialization Ecosystem category, today marks the official end of this series with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2011 Francis Moran

30 considerations for getting tech to market: Part II

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Last week, we began a three-part recap of our Commercialization Ecosystem series with insights and practical advice on securing investment capital and finding champions to help get your

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2011 Francis Moran

30 considerations for getting tech to market: Part I

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Six months ago we launched this “12-part” series to put forth ideas, yield practical insights and provoke thoughtful discussion about what it takes to get technology to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 6th, 2011 Francis Moran