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Intellectual Property Strategy: Quotes

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | backgrounders

This is an important step for the future of the profession and for Canadian innovation. A governance framework for patent and trademark agents will instill greater public confidence in the IP system, thus helping to foster a culture of innovation in Canada. As we all know the work of patent and trademark agents is a key element in obtaining valuable IP rights, and therefore a key component in Canadian innovation.


ENCQOR: Partner Quotes

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | backgrounders

“The introduction of 5G will enable new services, new ecosystems, and new revenue streams for operators across Canada. R&D work done here in Canada has been a large contributor to Ericsson’s global leadership in 5G already, and we are excited to now bring this innovative work to Canada as part of the ENCQOR partnership.” – Graham Osborne, Head of Ericsson Canada


Eleven automotive manufacturing sector projects to get Strategic Innovation Fund support

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | backgrounders

The Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) is a $1.26-billion program announced in Budget 2017 that aims to attract and support high-quality business investments in Canada’s most dynamic and innovative sectors. This fund supports innovative business activities such as R&D projects, firm expansion, attraction of large-scale investments to Canada and collaborative technology demonstration projects.


BizPaL simplifies access to information on permits and licences for Canadian businesses

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | backgrounders

BizPaL is an online service that benefits Canadian businesses by helping them identify which permits and licences they require and how to obtain them. Entrepreneurs simply select the business activities they plan to undertake, and BizPaL automatically generates a list of required permits and licences from all levels of government, along with basic information on each. The list also includes links to the various government websites where entrepreneurs can learn more and, in some cases, apply online.


Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | backgrounders

The Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) is a $2-billion initiative designed to modernize research and commercialization facilities at Canadian universities, colleges and polytechnics.


BizPaL simplifies access to information on permits and licences for Canadian businesses

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | backgrounders

BizPaL is an online service that benefits Canadian businesses by helping them identify which permits and licences they require and how to obtain them. Entrepreneurs simply select the business activities they plan to undertake, and BizPaL automatically generates a list of required permits and licences from all levels of government, along with basic information on each. The list also includes links to the various government websites where entrepreneurs can learn more and, in some cases, apply online.


Innovation Superclusters Initiative: Shortlist of Applicants

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | backgrounders

The Innovation Superclusters Initiative will allocate targeted, high-value investments worth a total of up to $950 million. Industry-led consortia were invited to apply under a two-phase process.


Innovation Superclusters Initiative: Third-Party Quotes

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | backgrounders

The Innovation Superclusters Initiative will allocate targeted, high-value investments worth a total of $950 million. Industry-led consortia were invited to apply under a two-phase process. The first phase attracted more than 50 letters of intent, which represented more than 1,000 businesses and 350 other participants from all regions of Canada. The applicants put forward strategies to increase growth and create jobs across a wide range of innovative industries.


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