Canada's latest move to turbo-charge its technology sector seems almost un-Canadian. Justin Trudeau's government recently moved – unapologetically – to grab a bigger slice of global tech markets with a plan to create five innovation "superclusters" across the country. An almost $1 billion investment is being made to turn up the heat in Canada's existing hotbeds of innovation with cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, which are already popular destinations for tech talent, in the driver's seat. Indeed, governments everywhere channel money into research and technology. What makes Canada's approach unique, though, is that instead of picking winning technologies or backing particular companies, it's trying to kickstart new collaborations.
May-29-2018, 14:16:44 GMT