Vector Institute for AI to get a new home in U of T ‘innovation centre’

Taking yet another step into the technology industry, the University of Toronto (U of T) recently announced its plans to build a brand new "innovation centre" in downtown Toronto. The centre will be home

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Former GG David Johnston on why Canadian innovation is worth celebrating

The first annual Canadian Innovation Week concluded on May 31, wrapping the Rideau Hall Foundation's inaugural effort to inspire the next generation and make Canada the most innovative country in the world. The

Published on: June 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Women entrepreneurs are using tech to innovate, but still being overlooked by investors, says new report

Canadian investors and governments should reconsider how innovation is measured and place a greater emphasis on how existing technology is being used to transform old ideas, according to a new report. The Everywhere

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Startup Canada announces its 2017 Ontario Regional Award winners

Last week, Startup Canada kicked off its fourth annual Startup Canada Awards tour in Ottawa by announcing this year’s recipients of the 2017 Ontario regional awards. Entrepreneurs from across Ontario gathered together at

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Lindsay Bright

The government wants CATA’s advice on how to improve SR&ED funding

That didn't take long. Less than a week after the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) officially released a report breaking down how the federal government - both Liberal and Conservative - reduced innovation

Published on: July 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Government essentially cutting billions from innovation funding, CATA says

For years, Russ Roberts has argued that despite its much-vaunted "innovation agenda," Canada's federal government has functionally reduced innovation spending by billions of dollars by reducing Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax

Published on: July 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Ottawa announces $1.2 billion Strategic Innovation Fund

Ottawa is launching a new $1.26 billion Strategic Innovation Fund that's available across all sectors, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains announced today in Hamilton, Ont. https://twitter.com/NavdeepSBains/status/882637052227014658 The fund is intended

Published on: July 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canada must seize the moment to lead in tech innovation, Google Canada head says

TORONTO - Canada is in the best position it's ever been to become a world leader in technological innovation, but if its corporate, government, and educational leaders fail to seize the moment they

Published on: March 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto manages to crack top 10 digitally innovative cities list

In Canada’s quest to become internationally known as a digitally innovative country, its largest city Toronto placed 8th in the annual list of best digital innovative cities index produced by the Australian-firm 2thinknow.

Published on: February 24th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Are self-driving cars ready for us?

In the process of creating newer safety systems, it was only a matter of time until we came across self-driving cars. In the 90s, the creation of autonomous intelligent cruise control (AICC), or

Published on: December 6th, 2016 University of Toronto BTM Competition Team

Foster innovation and inclusivity through storytelling, Google-led report says

Using innovation and digital storytelling to both foster inclusivity and break down silos between the arts and business communities appears to have been the key message to emerge from a recent joint effort

Published on: November 30th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Skills gap, women in tech among Canadians’ 3 priorities for innovation minister

TORONTO – The federal government does not have a monopoly on good ideas. That was the first message delivered by Navdeep Bains, Canada’s minister of innovation, science, and economic development at Google Canada’s

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Spur more startups in schools, Minister Bains told on innovation tour stop

Just days before students head back to class, Navdeep Bains sat down Wednesday for a lesson on how many Canadian schools are failing to foster innovation. The new federal minister of innovation, science,

Published on: September 1st, 2016 Christine Wong

Canada’s innovation strategy must play to its strengths and embrace diversity

The federal government has done its diagnostic on the state of Canada’s economy and now it’s beginning the investments it believes will spark innovation going forward. That’s the message Minister of Finance Bill

Published on: June 10th, 2016 Gary Hilson