Federal government announces investments into innovation and growth within tech industry

The Canadian federal government announced a $52.4 million investment into a growth and innovation network Tuesday to help businesses scale up; signaling its support for the growing tech industry in Canada. The investment,

Published on: April 17th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Nominations closing soon for NSERC innovation award

A research grant of up to $200,000 is up for grabs through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) annual Synergy Awards for Innovation, and nominations will be closing on

Published on: March 29th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Vama Innovation’s Dock Me Gets Household Gadgets Charging in One Place

What started as a home solution for charging gadgets two years ago has spiraled into Dock Me, the flagship charging station for Vama Innovation. But the journey for the first time inventors and

Published on: March 4th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Take a tour inside Accenture’s new Canada Innovation Hub

Accenture has opened its newest Innovation Hub in downtown Toronto. The Ireland-based global management consulting and professional services firm wants to help its customers develop technologies that will help with digital transformation strategies.

Published on: December 3rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

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