Canadian government invests $1.4 million in Waste Robotics

Today, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, François-Philippe Champagne, on behalf of Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, announced that Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is investing $1.4 million in Waste

Published on: March 8th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

IBM and Microsoft lead the pack in AI patent applications, WIPO report says

We've been hearing about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for years now and how it's increasingly shifting from the theoretical to reality, and finding its way into so many industries and applications

Published on: January 31st, 2019 Derek Malcolm

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

BlackBerry partners with L-Spark, launches new accelerator programs for SMEs

BlackBerry Limited has partnered with L-Spark, Canada’s largest software-as-a-service accelerator, to help small to medium-sized technology businesses grow to bring new products to the market by using BlackBerry’s QNX technology. A Sept. 20

Published on: September 20th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Is there too much tech in sports? – Tech in Sports Ep. 34

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including the Sacramento Kings’ high-tech All Star game bid, robotic concession stand assistants, a new study that

Published on: March 12th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Robot dog frightens humans; Netflix scores major talent; Alexa upgraded

A robot dog is freaking everybody out, Netflix is making some major producer hires, and Alexa gets an upgrade in Canada. Trending on Youtube, is a new Boston Dynamics video featuring a modified

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Predicting the trending sports stories of 2018 – Tech in Sports Ep. 25

The Tech in Sports crew explores what sports tech stories will trend in the new year. Follow us at: @ITBTechinSports @AlexTRadu @MandyVKovacs

Published on: December 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Idaho researchers building robot to test protective hockey skate gear

While blocking shots has always been an integral part of hockey, most players wouldn’t want to be in the way of a Zdeno Chara slapshot travelling at 175.1 kilometres/hour. Hoping to alleviate the

Published on: July 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Inaugural youth tech conference aims to motivate Canada’s top young innovators

It’s been widely reported that the Canadian technology sector is experiencing – and will continue experiencing – a broad skills shortage, but one organization is hoping to change that by inspiring youth. The

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Reebok using robotics and 3D drawing to create new line of shoes

Reebok has unveiled the creation of Liquid Factory, a new manufacturing process that uses 3D Drawing and robotics to draw shoes in three dimensions. Liquid Factor uses a liquid material to draw shoe components cleanly, precisely,

Published on: October 23rd, 2016 Alex Radu

Human-robot collaboration growing, says World Robotics Report

The International Federation of Robots (IFR) released its 2016 World Robotics Report last week, highlighting the future of compact, user-friendly collaborative robots (cobots) that are expected to drive the automation market. The report

Published on: October 6th, 2016 Alex Radu

Are giant fighting robots the next big spectator sport?

There's a startup in Oakland, Calif. that is making every sci-fi nerd's dreams come true. MegaBots Inc. is literally bringing giant robot fighting to the real world after raising $2.4 million in seed

Published on: May 13th, 2016 Jackie Atkins


Industrial Internet of Things: where technology and industry converge

Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, is promising the industrial sector-wide opportunities to solve everlasting real-world problem in areas such as embedded systems, automation and robotics which spans across almost all industries such as automotive,

Published on: December 4th, 2015 Tamer Marzouk