With the support of Dalhousie University students, a Nova Scotia-based start-up is developing a first-of-its-kind smart coating for ships. The company has recently won a Mitacs Entrepreneur Award for its innovation.
To address fresh food access barriers faced by Nisga’a Nation members living in Prince Rupert, BC, Ecotrust Canada’s North Coast Innovation Lab (NCIL) and Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society designed a unique initiative that reflects community needs and values.
Multidisciplinary team led by University of Winnipeg researchers develops robotic system that automatically generates and labels large datasets of prairie crop plants and weeds to unlock innovation in food production
A Globalink Research Internship leads to graduate studies in Canada for the founder of NuPort Robotics, the country’s first autonomous trucking company that uses eco-friendly, self-driving electric trucks for short-haul drives.
Simon Fraser University students collaborate with the Metlakatla Stewardship Society on a management program that equips the Metlakatla First Nation to make well-informed decisions on the cumulative effects of resource exploration within their territory
One company that’s addressing the need for a vaccine is Medicago, a biopharmaceutical company that’s using a new manufacturing technology based on Plants and Virus-like Particles (VLP). Medicago is creating a vaccine that has the potential to promote antibody production, and unlike cell culture systems, plant systems do not require complicated growth or storage conditions.
With the goal of improving access to healthy, quality, affordable and sufficient food for the residents of Montréal’s Little Burgundy, a Mitacs-funded project humanizes innovation by developing a socially relevant autonomous shuttle bus.
The form and materials of the buildings and landscape in urban areas alter wind patterns, solar radiation, humidity and air temperature. A collaboration between Mitacs, KPMB Architects and Ryerson University facilitated the creation of tools that allow architects to have a better understanding of these effects and use them to optimize their projects.