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Cheryl Jensen - Ottawa's following an exciting road toward tech success

Originally featured in the Ottawa Citizen

There has been a lot of talk lately, including in a recent series by the Citizen, about Ottawa as a technology town and whether we have what it takes to become a tech powerhouse.

“When it comes to the tech sector, it’s tough being Ottawa,” one of the Citizen stories noted.

The proof? There are no direct flights between Ottawa and Silicon Valley.

NAIT applied research partnership will develop diesel fuel alternative for use in long-haul trucks

Originally featured on

New technology that will allow long-haul trucks to burn low-carbon fuel in all weather is under development at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). The partnership between the polytechnic, Mack Trucks, Oberon Fuels and Westcan Bulk Transport is being funded with $368,000 from the Government of Alberta – Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

New SAIT lab gives entrepreneurs access to essential services

Originally featured on SAIT ARIS Blog

For entrepreneurs, the road from planning to production is rarely smooth.

You’ve had your “a-ha!” moment. You’ve done your share of research. But what about building and testing a prototype? Protecting your intellectual property? Finding government grants?

How do you connect with an industry partner? And how do you take that final step into full-scale commercialization?

Seneca Open Source researcher's $1-million grant renewed for five years

Originally featured on Seneca News and Events 

Toronto – With funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Seneca Professor Chris Tyler will build on five years as an Industrial Research Chair for Colleges (IRCC) with expanded research into open source software that can run on low-energy, high-performance computers.


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