Navdeep Bains with Nokia exec at World Economic Forum
From Navdeep Bains' Twitter account, the Minister of Innovation appears with Rajeev Suri, President and CEO of Nokia.

Published: January 25th, 2019


Federal government announces $750,000 to teach digital literacy to Canadians in Mississauga, Brampton

Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) today announced a $750,000 investment to help Canadians in Mississauga and Brampton learn fundamental digital skills. The investment is part of the Government

Published on: January 11th, 2019 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

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

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

North receives $24 million investment from Government of Canada

North, (formally Thalmic Labs), creator of Focals smartglasses has received a multi-million dollar investment from the Government of Canada, the same day it announced the opening of its first retail stores. Navdeep Bains, minister

Published on: November 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Meet the 6 Canadian innovators that will lead the nation-wide digital transformation discussion

On Friday, six Canadians known for their innovative skill sets were named to lead Canada's roundtable discussions on the national consultation on digital and data transformation. Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development

Published on: August 3rd, 2018 Brian Jackson

People, not technology, is Canada’s ‘secret sauce’, Bains says at Salesforce World Tour

TORONTO - Navdeep Bains' May 3 appearance at Salesforce.com Inc.'s Toronto World Tour was short, but he made it count. While discussing the CRM giant's new $100 million USD investment into Canadian startups

Published on: May 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Salesforce announces $100 million USD investment fund for Canadian startups

TORONTO – Salesforce.com Inc. thinks Canada has the potential to become a world leader in the tech industry, and is putting its money where its mouth is. On Thursday the CRM giant announced

Published on: May 3rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Government to invest in 5G; Sidewalk Toronto holds first public roundtable; Tesla’s moment of reckoning?

The federal, Ontario, and Quebec governments are scheduled to announce a major investment in 5G technology. Google affiliate Sidewalk Toronto is holding its first public roundtable on the smart neighbourhood it’s building on

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

ICTC to spend $3 M of CanCode funding to ‘bring business challenges into the classroom’

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) will spend its portion of $50 million in federal funding for coding and digital skills education to bring business challenges into the classroom, according to the

Published on: January 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Startup visa pilot program to become permanent, federal government reveals

A four-year-old pilot program aimed at helping immigrants launch startups in Canada is becoming permanent, the federal government announced Friday. During a conference held at the Ryerson DMZ, federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees

Published on: July 28th, 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

Ottawa unveils plans for $950 million spending on innovation ‘superclusters’

If the Liberal government's plan to fund innovation "superclusters" with $950 million raised questions when it was introduced with this year's federal budget, then some answers are being made clear today. Minister of

Published on: May 24th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Expect talent, investment, and Canada to be key points in the 2017 federal budget

The 2017 Canadian federal budget will be officially introduced in the House of Commons on Mar. 22, and it is expected to include a special focus on innovation and technology. From attracting and

Published on: March 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs