19 Results for innovation

Bruce Power and the County of Bruce have partnered to establish the Ontario Nuclear Innovation Institute as an international centre of excellence for applied research and training. With over 30 nuclear companies opening offices and other facilities regionally in the past two years, Bruce Power and the County of Bruce…

May 18, 2018 @ 9:12am

The Government of Canada, along with the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, have announced the first public-private partnership aimed at increasing economic growth driven by 5G technology. This $400-million project will secure over 4,000 jobs, including 1,800 specialized 5G jobs, over the next five years, leading to new innovations in…

March 19, 2018 @ 10:41am

The Government of Canada is helping close the connectivity gap in Manitoba through a combined investment of $83.9 million that will enable 112 rural and remote communities to get online and access high-speed Internet. Of these 112 communities, 48 are First Nations and 21 are located in regions without year-round…

January 11, 2018 @ 9:44am

The Government of Canada has officially launched the Smart Cities Challenge, which will give communities a platform for implementing bold ideas to address priorities that they identify. Communities of all sizes and from across Canada can apply—including municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities. They will be encouraged to…

November 23, 2017 @ 2:02pm

The technology and innovation behind energy storage (ES) is evolving quickly, and there are growing opportunities in the public and private sector. As discussed at this year’s Energy Storage Canada conference in Toronto, there are growing opportunities for the technology both at home and abroad, as the quality and capacity…

September 21, 2017 @ 8:03am

Red River College (RRC) in Winnipeg has awarded a $95-million Innovation Centre project to Diamond Schmitt Architects in joint venture with Number TEN Architectural Group. The 100,000-square-foot development will comprise new construction and incorporate a repurposed downtown heritage building to provide state-of-the-art facilities that will help create jobs, expand research,…

September 18, 2017 @ 10:03am

Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has unveiled his shadow cabinet, assigning Michael Chong with the task of watching over the infrastructure portfolio. Chong is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills, located just west of the Greater Toronto Area. Chong was first elected to the riding in…

August 31, 2017 @ 6:32am

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $36.75 million in a project at Concordia University. The funding will help the institution provide its students with the training needed for the high-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow. Federal funding is allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic…

July 12, 2017 @ 7:16am

On June 7, the City of Brampton formally launched the first ever Asset Management Training and Innovation Centre in Canada. Endorsed by the internationally recognized Institute of Asset Management (IAM), Brampton City Hall is now an IAM-approved training and exam venue. The certification courses offered will advance the science and…

June 26, 2017 @ 8:46am

The Government of New Brunswick has signed a contract with a Fredericton engineering company that is changing the way culverts are assessed. “Your government understands that transportation infrastructure is vital to the safety of the travelling public and the competitiveness of our industries,” said transportation and infrastructure minister Bill Fraser.…

June 08, 2017 @ 7:03am

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced support for the construction of the $95.4-million Innovation Centre at Red River College’s Exchange District Campus. RRC will use government and private-sector funding to develop the new Innovation Centre, the first of its kind in Western Canada. The Innovation Centre will attract…

May 01, 2017 @ 6:04am

The global clean tech sector is booming, and the federal government hopes to provide resources to continue to keep Canada as an industry leader. Speaking at GLOBE Capital in Toronto, federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains praised the growth of the clean tech sector, and its…

April 07, 2017 @ 8:34am

A joint federal-provincial investment in the University of Manitoba (U of M) will support the development of the U of M Smartpark Innovation Hub, as well as the new Stanley Pauley Engineering Building. The Smartpark Innovation Hub will be an information exchange centre that will encourage further partnerships between industry,…

January 27, 2017 @ 7:23am

BC Transit is beginning a request for proposal (RFP) process to introduce Real Time, automatic vehicle location (AVL) enabled technology on buses in seven transit communities, including Kamloops, Nanaimo, Comox Valley, Squamish, Whistler, Kelowna and Victoria. BC Transit aims to introduce the customer-facing features of the Real Time technology in…

January 26, 2017 @ 8:44am

The Government of Canada is investing $14.95 million for a total combined investment of more than $30 million in the University of Windsor. The university will use the funding for the construction of its new Science Research and Innovation Facility. This state-of-the-art, energy-efficient facility will provide world-class, upgraded laboratory and…

January 16, 2017 @ 10:02am

The Government of Canada is investing $10.79 million for a total combined investment of nearly $30 million to Georgian College for new infrastructure for the institution. Georgian College will use the funding for the construction of its new Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre. The centre will include commercialization and…

January 11, 2017 @ 9:03am

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) has announced the recipients of the CCPPP 2016 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships. “The Council’s Awards Program highlights the exceptional leadership and innovative thinking that distinguishes the Canadian P3 model as globally best-in-class,” says CCPPP president and CEO Mark…

November 01, 2016 @ 8:05am

EllisDon has announced that the Net Zero Energy institutional building at Mohawk College Fennell campus in Hamilton is the first official pilot project in the Carbon Impact Initiative, which launched in June 2016 under the Low Carbon Agenda. A groundbreaking event was held at the school last month to mark…

October 18, 2016 @ 7:43am

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Canada agrees that investing in infrastructure is one way to stimulate the economy. But, not surprisingly, they'd also like some funding for innovation. Under its Leaders Opportunity Fund, CFI is investing $45 million so that 312 researchers will be able to conduct research. This…

December 13, 2008 @ 6:53am