Quebec’s microchip hub gets a $218 million shot in the arm

Did you know that the largest IBM chip assembly plant in the world is in Bromont, a tiny Quebec town of just 7,500 people?And that two world famous chips were made in Bromont:

Published on: July 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Incubes incubator grooms Internet startup firms

Welcome to Incubes, where Internet-focused startup businesses are supplied with an office space, access to entrepreneurial mentors, and all the Red Bull that they can drink.Founded late last year by CEO Ben Zlotnick,

Published on: July 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson

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.

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

Published on: May 28th, 2012 Francis Moran

Stratford: From Shakespeare to smart grids

Lush gardens and Victorian architecture, antique shops and artists' studios, Shakespeare and theatre – these are the familiar images that come to mind when Stratford is mentioned. But the southwestern Ontario municipality named

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Will IBM data centre turn Barrie into a tech hub?

The announcement Tuesday morning of the release of more than $210 million by IBM, and the governments of Canada and Ontario for a research and development program was billed as “game changing” in

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Small businesses spared in federal budget cuts: analysts

Analysis of the Conservative government's federal budget delivered yesterday afternoon in the House of Commons continues to pour in from financial experts.Consultant firm KPMG says the budget is focused on innovation, something that

Published on: March 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Small biz seeks SRED improvements in federal budget

Streamlined research and development tax credit paperwork and centralized government IT procurement programs were at the top of the wish list of a business and technology organization yesterday as its members awaited the

Published on: March 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Automotive industry’s second renaissance of innovation is about IT

In the next couple of days, ITBusiness.ca will be launching a “Drive” section that focuses on advancements of in-car technology and the connected vehicle. So why would a technology-focused news site launch a

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Feds pump $19 million into auto sector R&D

The federal government is injecting $19 million into six research projects exploring new technologies in Canada's hard hit auto sector, Industry Canada announced today.Past Automotive Partnership Canadaprojects have included research into this electric

Published on: March 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canada targets

Potential immigrants with the skills and ability to innovate and add to the growth of the economy will be the targets of a new immigration plan being set up by the government, according

Published on: March 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

What can Canada learn from Sweden’s business culture?

Canada's “insular” tech startup firms can learn one key thing from Swedish firms: openness, says the Ambassador of Sweden to Canada.Sweden's small size and geographic positioning on the fringe of Europe foster an

Published on: February 7th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mobile developers: Enter our contest to win a Windows Phone 7

Complete this mobile industry survey and enter to win a Windows Phone 7 device. The Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (MEIC) is calling upon content producers and ICT companies with mobile offerings to complete

Published on: December 9th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Wave Accounting and Wattpad win people’s choice awards at CIX

Toronto-based Wave Accounting won the people's choice award as most innovative ICT company at the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) today, and Wattpad took the digital media category prize.Twenty companies in the digital media

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Brian Jackson