29 Results for innovation

The federally funded Digital Technology Supercluster announced the appointment of Sue Paish as CEO today. Paish will be responsible for building and leading the Supercluster that will establish B.C. and Canada as global leaders in digital technology. Paish brings a wealth of experience across multiple industries, including water, and a…

May 14, 2018 @ 7:03pm

At the start of April, Ryerson University welcomed Steven Liss as the new vice-president, research and innovation. An internationally recognized researcher from Queen's University, in the area of environmental biotechnology and water and wastewater microbiology, he will guide the Ryerson research enterprise. From 1988 to 2007 he was a faculty member in…

April 24, 2018 @ 6:22pm

Axine Water Technologies has signed a wastewater services agreement with a leading supplier of computer storage technologies and solutions. Under the multi-year agreement, Axine will install, monitor, and service a wastewater system at the customer’s manufacturing facility in California. The Axine system will electrochemically treat toxic wastewater contaminated with organic solvents…

April 20, 2018 @ 10:17am

The Town of Ladysmith's recently upgraded wastewater treatment plant has received an Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) award for Engineering Excellence. The award submission was brought forward on the Town's behalf by Opus International Consultants (Canada) Ltd., the engineering firm responsible for the design, construction, and commissioning of the upgraded…

April 17, 2018 @ 11:05am

PureBlue’s Aqualyst, a U.S.-based business and technology catalyst that provides customized services to accelerate, commercialize, and scale high-impact water technologies and technology businesses is accepting applications for its 14-week program. The program helps early to mid-stage companies in North America expand pilots, sales, licensing and/or an exit with less capital,…

April 17, 2018 @ 8:05am

A new expert panel report released on April 11 by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) shows that lack of investment in R&D and fundamental research is putting Canada's prosperity at risk. The report entitled, Competing in a Global Innovation Economy: The Current State of R&D in Canada, shows R&D investment as…

April 17, 2018 @ 7:30am

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, was in Mississauga yesterday following a meeting of the Economic Strategy Tables. Bains announced $14.1 million in federal funding to be spent on the development of five clean technologies, including two that are focused on water. Among the companies supported in the announcement were ClinnUp…

April 12, 2018 @ 8:41am

Water featured prominently at a strategy session held in Montreal yesterday (March 21, 2018) as part of federal efforts to shape Canada’s future economic growth through innovation. The Economic Strategy Table themed around Regulations to Drive Innovation explored how the regulatory environment and standards can better support the development and…

March 22, 2018 @ 12:34pm

In its third Environmental Performance Review of Canada, the OECD has released its latest analysis of Canada's progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on climate change mitigation and urban wastewater management. Despite Canada's vast expanses of wilderness, clean air, and abundance of natural assets, the OECD…

January 24, 2018 @ 3:32pm

Imagine H2O has announced the startups that will take part in the 2018 accelerator program, including two Canadian firms, Island Water Technologies and H2nanO. From over 200 companies in 36 countries that applied to the organization’s 9th annual program, 13 companies have been selected to participate. Through the evaluation process,…

January 17, 2018 @ 2:21pm

As the single-largest purchaser of Canadian goods and services, the Government of Canada has announced details of its plan to use procurement to help Canadian small businesses innovate and create employment opportunities for Canadians. Ministers Navdeep Bains and Bardish Chagger announced the $100-million Innovative Solutions Canada program that invites Canadian small businesses to develop novel…

December 14, 2017 @ 1:55pm

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism are set to announce a new initiative today geared to help Canadian small businesses bring innovative solutions to market. The Globe and Mail reported that the Innovative Solutions Canada program will require…

December 14, 2017 @ 7:46am

Today, Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $155-million program that will fund clean technology projects in the areas of energy, mining and forestry, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental outcomes. The new Clean Growth Program is the first of its kind to promote and require collaboration with…

November 20, 2017 @ 5:37pm

In early October, the CLEER (Clean, Low-energy, Effective, Engaged, and Remediated) mining sector's supercluster proposal received notification that it made the shortlist for federal funding. Now, the CLEER Mining Supercluster group, led by the Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) and Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI), is looking for Canadian technology partners, including those active in mining…

October 24, 2017 @ 12:12pm

Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature have launched a $1 million global search for innovative solutions to the impending invasion of the Asian carp. Both silver carp and bighead carp have progressed to within 10 miles of the three electric barriers built to prevent invasive carp from entering Lake…

August 02, 2017 @ 10:46am

The Milwaukee, WI-based Water Council and Guest of Honor Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch announced the fifth round of winners of the BREW Accelerator and graduated the fourth round of startups during a special ceremony at City Lights Brewing in Milwaukee. Ecoli-Sense from Ontario was among the winning startups. The BREW Accelerator…

August 01, 2017 @ 9:22am

Vancouver’s QMC has signed a service contract to provide meter reading, data collection, and reporting services to Apex Innovation for its submetering business in South Africa. “QMC is pleased to be forming a partnership with Apex to provide a state-of-the art solution bringing IoT to the submetering market in South…

July 04, 2017 @ 11:06am

On June 22nd, over one hundred and sixty water professionals came together to celebrate innovators and influencers in the water sector at the Water's Next Awards Gala—part of the 8th annual Canadian Water Summit. Gala attendees enjoyed a four-course meal, laughter, and even shed a few tears. Water Canada editor, Katherine…

June 23, 2017 @ 4:23pm

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to selectively remove micropollutants from water. Published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, the research details how an electrochemical process can select and remove organic contaminants, such as pesticides, chemical waste, and pharmaceuticals. Ion-selective electrochemical systems, which permit the capture of targeted…

May 16, 2017 @ 12:58pm

Following on the release of the 10th RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study, the RBC Blue Water Project and GlobeScan held a webinar, bringing further discussion and insight to the valuable findings of the data. In the discussion were Andrew Craig, director of Corporate Environmental Affairs at RBC; Rober Haller, executive…

April 11, 2017 @ 2:48pm

“C’est un honneur,” Dr. Daniel Pauly, University Killam Professor with the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the Sea Around Us Principal Investigator, said after being named “Scientist of the Year” by Radio Canada’s Les Années-lumière. Pauly is being recognized for his lifelong research efforts on the human impacts…

January 20, 2017 @ 7:22am

The government of Prince Edward Island has announced the local creation of an environmentally friendly fish fungus killer that can help protect farmed fish from the saprolegnia fungus and affords the possibility of protecting approximately $380 million dollars in the global aquaculture industry. Dr. Subrata Chowdhury has developed an environmentally…

January 12, 2017 @ 8:27am

With funding from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) is offering subsidies to a limited number of Ontario companies undertaking a technology development project for a technology related to biosolids reduction, resource recovery, or energy generation. Two Ontario companies will be offered…

November 23, 2016 @ 10:39am

The Pic Mobert First Nation is the recipient of a 2016 Ontario Waterpower Association Innovation Award for solving an energy infrastructure dilemma while safeguarding drinking water quality. Ontario Waterpower Association awards recognize “those organizations that have shown leadership in innovation through the development of important advancements which will result in benefits…

October 25, 2016 @ 9:24am

The Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) is inviting applications by southern Ontario companies for a limited number of technology development projects of up to 2 years in duration that could benefit from a contribution of up to $500,000 toward eligible project costs. The SOWC's Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) program is funded…

July 28, 2016 @ 8:56am

A team of researchers from Ghent University in Belgium have created a machine that can turn urine into drinking water and fertilizer using solar power. The researchers tested the new technology at an outdoor music festival, encouraging participants to share their views on social media with the hashtag #peeforscience. The…

July 27, 2016 @ 5:05am

[caption id="attachment_9022" align="alignleft" width="288" caption="UV Pure's Rick van Sant accepts an Artemis Top 50 award from Minister of Environment John Wilkinson."][/caption] Ontario’s global water leadership summit played host to the launch of The Artemis Project’s 2011 honoured companies for most innovative water technologies. Seven Canadian companies received recognition, including Aqua-Pure…

May 18, 2011 @ 1:16pm

[caption id="attachment_8807" align="alignright" width="144" caption="Ontario Minister of Environment John Wilkinson."][/caption] Last week Ontario's ministry of environment announced its $17-million Showcasing Water Innovation program, meant to to fund leading edge, innovative and cost-effective solutions for managing drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems in Ontario communities. The three-year program will focus on…

May 02, 2011 @ 8:40pm

OCETA and The Russell-Mitchell Group, in collaboration with Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Ontario government, announced today the upcoming release of a groundbreaking report on Ontario's Clean Technology Industry. The report, entitled The 2009 OCETA SDTC Cleantech Growth & Go-to-Market Report, will be released in February 2009. It…

January 23, 2009 @ 11:53am