CATA's mission is to move Canada to 1st place or an A grade in Innovation and Competitiveness. We do so under the rubric of the Competitive Innovation Nation Campaign with Core Planks and a Working Agenda for Advocacy Initiatives.

Fellow storm survivors – cozy up with a mid winter CATA DownloadNorth

January 22, 2020

  CATAAlliance February 2020 On behalf of the CATAAlliance community, we extend our deepest condolences to those who lost family, friends and loved ones on flight 752. Among the 176 souls on board, 79 were affiliated with Canadian scientific and academic institutions. Together we mourn this immense loss of talent and potential; innovators, entrepreneurs and […]

Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Report Released – How does your company compare?

January 17, 2020

Cybersecurity experts and government officials anticipated that retaliation from #Iran in lieu of the US altercations would take the form of #cyber attacks on the west, and an uptick of incidents was swift. In 2018, a massive data cyber-theft campaign, backed by the Iranian government, breached 320 universities globally, 42 of which were Canadian. The […]

SR&ED Update, February 2020

Thirty plus years of evidence based advocacy, seeking effective support for the growth of Canada’s high-tech industries. By Russ Roberts, PhD, Sr VP, Tax, Finance & Advocacy, CATAAlliance In my last conversation with the late John Reid last June, he was excited.  He saw that others were picking up CATA’s messages and amplifying on them as […]

CIRA’s Community Investment Program – over $1 million in funding for internet projects

January 16, 2020

  La version française suit. Over $1 million in funding for internet projects across Canada CIRA’s Community Investment Program provides grants for digital projects helping build a trusted internet for Canadians. CIRA is looking for projects for its four funding areas: internet infrastructure, digital literacy, cybersecurity and community leadership. This year, CIRA is especially looking […]

How Does Everyday Technology Give Nuclear Fusion the Engineering Edge

January 8, 2020

RS Components Explores Fusion Energy Research in Episode 3 of “The Engineering Edge” Podcast The world is full of interesting applications of everyday technology – and RS Components is sending Dr. Lucy Rogers, Ph.D. on a mission to find the engineering edge in sometimes little-known, but important, places. In episode 3 of the Engineering Edge […]

31 March 2020

Data Day 7.0: AI Next Steps and Everything Smart

Data Day 7.0 will celebrate the latest developments in data science and analytics research within the Carleton community and in Canada
24 January 2020

Connectivity and Modularity: Are You Embracing the Challenge

More complex and connected systems place greater demands on connectivity. In this webinar you will learn about the key trends facing manufacturers to meet consumer-driven requirements.
EPIC Summit

Masters Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Canada’s first comprehensive modular program for supply chain and logistics professionals (CATA Members save 10% on program fee.) Next session February 7, 2020 to June 6, 2020
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Canada's Thought Leaders in Tech and Business Have Your Say....
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Call for Priority ACTION ITEMS Re: Tax Reform
Please help CATA put together a list of priority tax reforms; legislative clarifications and modifications to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on tax reform. We need a short list of your thoughts on critical improvements to the tax system that will assist you in capitalizing on your firm’s innovations; and promote your firm’s growth as an internationally competitive, viable Canadian business.

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The ‘Sara Kirke’ Declaration for Diversity & Women-led Enterprises
The 'Sara Kirke' Declaration outlines five modern day guiding principles that if adopted, will help promote and accelerate diversity and the growth of women-led enterprises in Canada.....