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Jul 4, 2019

Western Economic Diversification Canada awards over $450,000 to CRIN


On July 4, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of over $450,000 for the Clean Resources Innovation Network (CRIN) to help develop clean technology and emission-lowering solutions through collaboration. We appreciate the commitment of Western Economic Diversification Canada in their support of growing the CRIN ecosystem,” said Joy Romero, vice… Read more »

Jul 4, 2019

Innovation Energy: Oilsands step up to take on clean tech challenge

Source: Financial Post

Canadian oilsands companies have for years been besieged by environmentalists, pressured by governments and encouraged by institutional shareholders to reduce their emissions and the overall environmental impact of what one international researcher calls “the most scrutinized source of crude oil in the world.” The incredible pressure has led to massive spending, to the tune of… Read more »

Dec 12, 2018

Funding Announcement: Clean Technology Development (CTD) Program

Source: Alberta Innovates

Alberta Innovates has announced the launch of the CCITF Clean Technology Development (CTD) 2019 Open Call with $20M in available funding.  The CTD program delivers funding in two streams, 200K and UNDER, and OVER 200k – up  to $3 million per project for projects in the following targeted sectors: Cleaner Oil & Gas Methane Emissions Reduction Low… Read more »

Dec 12, 2018

Why Canada should be the home of ecologically-responsible natural resources

Source: The Globe and Mail

Lorraine Mitchelmore – Chair of the Resources of the Future Economic Strategy Table; former president of Shell Canada. The expression “can’t see the forest for the trees” could have been coined by a typically modest Canadian. It summarizes perfectly much of our current attitude to the embarrassment of riches that constitute our natural resources: our… Read more »

Nov 21, 2018

2018 Fall Economic Statement: Investing in Middle Class Jobs

Source: Department of Finance Canada

Ottawa, Ontario – The Department of Finance Canada has released the 2018 Fall Economic Statement which details the Government’s plan to grow the economy by investing in middle class jobs. Thanks to the hard work of Canadians, Canada’s economy is strong and growing, creating more good, well-paying jobs for the middle class and people working… Read more »

Sep 18, 2018

Climate Change Innovation and Technology Framework Launches 3 Networks

Source: Alberta Innovates

Alberta, Canada – The Climate Change Innovation and Technology Framework (CCITF) program is announcing the launch of three networks in Alberta to help reduce greenhouse gasses and provide unique opportunities for Albertans. The Clean Technology Networks (CTN) program is the first of five programs within CCITF to grant funding. The CTN program, managed by Alberta… Read more »

Sep 6, 2018

Innovation Alive and Well in the Petroleum Industry

Source: Canadian Fuels Association

Innovation Alive and Well in the Petroleum Industry Peter Boag – President & CEO, Canadian Fuels Association Too many Canadians are quick to dismiss petroleum as ‘yesterday’s energy’, not part of an innovative, lower emissions future. This is far from true. Innovation has been vital to the industry since its beginnings in the late 19th Century…. Read more »

Aug 7, 2018

The Changing Nature of Clusters: Implications for Canada Webinar

Source: Conference Board of Canada

The Conference Board of Canada, September 6, 2018 at 02:00 PM EDT Live Webinar Many countries, including Canada, have made it a priority to create and support business or industrial clusters. Clusters are generally defined as geographically and sectorally concentrated firms, post-secondary institutions and research organizations that promote linkages among firms and knowledge transfer and exchange. Clusters… Read more »

Aug 7, 2018

Start-ups Driving Innovation in Upstream Oil & Gas

Source: BrightTALK

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has seen major volatility with the price of oil as high as $130 per barrel to as low as $30 per barrel. Today we are seeing an outburst of start-ups and a changing culture that is founded on innovation. The industry is currently witnessing the “Golden… Read more »

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