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Scale AI supercluster officially receives $290 million in funding

The Scale AI supercluster, part of the Government of Canada’s Innovation Superclusters Initaitve has received its $230 million in funding from the federal government. Announced Thursday at the G7 Multistakeholder Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Published on: December 7th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

CIFAR names first cohort of Artificial Intelligence Chairs, part of Pan-Canadian AI strategy

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) announced today the first group of artificial intelligence (AI) chairs at its first annual meeting of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. The Canada CIFAR AI chairs one

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Box appoints Canadian leader whose focus will be government and enterprise

Box Inc.’s ongoing international expansion continues with the addition of former Salesforce executive Adam Drew, who is now the cloud content management firm’s new vice-president for Canada. With an emphasis on enterprise and

Published on: December 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Investment in Canadian SaaS reaches $1.62 billion: L-Spark

This past year was a good one for the software-as-service (SaaS) industry in Canada, with more deals being made than the previous year and total investment in Canadian SaaS reaching $1.62 billion according

Published on: November 28th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Digital Technology Supercluster launches with $153 million government funding

That makes four; Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster officially launched Tuesday with the news that the federal government has granted the group it's allocated funding. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has signed the agreement

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Accenture launches innovation hub in Toronto, creating 800 jobs

Accenture has officially launched its new Canadian Innovation Hub in Toronto, with plans to create 800 new high skill jobs by the end of 2020. Mayor John Tory, and Todd Smith, Ontario Minister

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Small business telecom complaints hit low despite sharp increase overall: CCTS

According to this year's annual report from the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) the number of complaints from small businesses dropped dramatically from 841 last year to 494 this year, despite

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Airbnb poaches Amazon exec; Cyber Monday breaks records; Ohio accepts cryptocurrency for taxes

Airbnb poaches Amazon exec for CFO, Cyber Monday hits record sales, and Ohio becomes first state to accept bitcoin payments. First up from LinkedIn: Airbnb has named Dave Stephenson as its new chief

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Three innovation superclusters receive funding, ready to move forward

The Government of Canada has announced funding for three of the five superclusters from its $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative. Ontario-based Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster, Prairie-based Protein Industries Canada Supercluster, and Atlantic Canada’s

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Canadian companies to contribute artificial intelligence to international space robots

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has announced that it is working with companies in British Columbia and Quebec to equip future space robots with artificial intelligence. The CSA is working with MDA, a

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Government calling on SMB submissions for $100 million procurement program

The Government of Canada has opened submissions for its $100 million procurement program encouraging small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to create new technologies around robotics, law enforcement, and aerospace manufacturing. The Innovative Solutions Canada

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Trudeau attends Element AI announcement expanding AI collaboration in Singapore

Artificial intelligence provider Element AI, today announced new partnerships with innovation groups in Singapore to expand its footprint in Asia and further develop the artificial intelligence (AI) landscape in the region. Montreal-based Element

Published on: November 15th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Connected makes series of appointments and new changes in the company

Product development firm Connected has made a series of appointments throughout its organization, a Nov. 14 press release said. Connected said in the release the appointments were made “in an effort to bring

Published on: November 15th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Big tech companies talk best practices for more diverse and inclusive workplace at #MoveTheDial

Toronto- Senior executives from several major tech companies spoke about the importance of how allyship, including everyone in the conversation, and outlining values can help move the dial for more women and people

Published on: November 9th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

‘Girls Who Code’ empowering young girls in tech brings free coding clubs to Canada

A U.S.-based non-profit focused on closing the gender gap in technology has announced it is expanding into Canada, opening clubs helping young girls learn to code. Girls Who Code made the announcement Wednesday

Published on: November 7th, 2018 Meagan Simpson