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Cisco Pledges $150 Million to Support Innovation in Canada
by wade on July 8, 2014
(19 Jun 2014) Cisco Canada today announced the Cisco Canada Innovation Program, a strategy to invest $150 million to support and accelerate innovation in Canada. Cisco plans to invest across a mix of technologies, businesses, and investment stages over the next 10 years, and will "actively engage with investment partners and start-ups to mentor and develop new leaders and innovators," the company says. According to the company, Cisco Canada Innovation Program will focus on three key areas: Read more.
CANADIAN ASTRONAUT HANSEN PART OF NASA UNDERSEA MISSION
by wade on June 21, 2014
(Longueuil, Quebec, June 10, 2014) Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen has explored impact craters in the High Arctic and lived and trained in deep caves. Now he's found a new way to challange his body and his mind. Jeremy will spend 7 days under 19 metres of water in extreme conditions that closely resemble a space environment. Read more.
A CLOSER VIEW OF THE SEA
by wade on April 11, 2014
An underwater-vehicles program at the School of Ocean Technology (SOT), which has an underwater-imaging system that will provide real-time 3D viewing without headgear—believed to be the first such system in the world—is gearing up for a commercial pilot in the first quarter of 2014. Read more.
CONCIERGE ADVISORS FACILITATE ACCESS TO INNOVATION RESOURCES
by wade on March 11, 2014
Concierge Advisors across Canada are now providing one-on-one assistance to Canadian SMEs, using their deep industry experience and knowledge to help guide them to the most relevant public innovation programs and services available to help meet their innovation needs. Read more.
MINISTER TELLS DELEGATES THE PROVINCE IS A REAL-TIME ARCTIC LABORATORY
by wade on February 12, 2014
Good afternoon ladies and gentleman, friends and colleagues.
On behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – thank you for the invitation to speak today at the 2014 Northern Lights Conference. I am delighted to be here to discuss the exciting opportunities and future development potential in the Arctic, and share with you how Newfoundland and Labrador is your path to the Arctic and an ideal partner for related activities.