What drives innovation?
March 23, 2011 1 Comment
Minister Peter MacKay, and the Government of Canada, believe investments in science and technology are the way to go…. and they have put their money where their mouth is by committing $15M to new research projects in Atlantic Canada. These investments are part of more than $61 million being invested in Atlantic Canada in 26 innovative research and development projects. The six most recent recipients to receive funding include: Capital Health, Halifax (two projects); Immunovaccine Inc., Halifax; Dalhousie University, Halifax; Acadia University, Wolfville; Seaforth Energy Inc., Dartmouth; and B.W. BioEnergy Incorporated, Sydney. The projects will contribute to Nova Scotia’s long-term economic growth by further developing its life sciences, renewable energy, and agriculture and forestry sectors.
It’s worth noting that three of the six recipients – Acadia University, Dalhousie University, and Capital Health, are members of ACORN-NS, Nova Scotia’s advanced network. Coincidence? Or does innovation across a range of sectors rely on the capacity, speed and reach of Canada’s advanced digital infrastructure?
What do you think?
(To read more, read the release from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.)