Our Investments in Research and Development Span Canada.


With our partners, we will continue to help build a strong Canadian economy as we move into an era where cognitive systems like Watson are helping us outthink the limits of what’s possible.

 

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Ocean Networks Canada.

IBM, the University of Victoria, and the Government of Canada are investing in Ocean Networks Canada. The project uses marine sensors and data analysis to enhance environmental stewardship, as well as public and marine safety in coastal BC waters.

Learn More about Oceans Network

BC Cancer Agency

IBM Watson Health is using cognitive computing to help clinicians quickly identify and personalize treatment options for their patients. Reducing wait times for treatment from weeks to minutes gives cancer institutes a better chance fighting cancer, and healing patients.

Find out more about BC Cancer Agency

Ross - The University of Toronto

University of Toronto students came in second place at the Watson University Competition with their app “Ross”. Ross uses Watson’s cognitive computing to answer lawyers questions, and to help them gather valuable research regarding their case.

Learn more about Ross

IBM Alberta Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS)

CAS is a 10-year-old IBM partnership between the Government of Alberta, the University of Calgary, and the University of Alberta, that finds ways to improve the environment, healthcare, and natural resource management through public/private research.

Learn more about CAS

Westgrid

IBM along with the Government of Alberta, and the University of Alberta are using Canada’s largest computer grid to help researchers develop new pharmaceuticals, combat viruses, and to better predict the weather.

Learn more about Westgrid (PDF, 112KB)

Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform. (SOSCIP)

SOSCIP is an IBM partnership with the Government of Ontario, Government of Canada, and seven founding universities. SOSCIP’s collaboration helps speed up research and tackle complex challenges in health care, energy, water, mining, agile computing, cyber security, digital media, advanced manufacturing and rapid urbanization.

Learn more about SOSCIP

LifeLearn Sofie

LifeLearn is changing the way veterinarians practice medicine with the new LifeLearn Sofie™ mobile app. The app uses Watson to crowdsource information from textbooks and databases to help veterinarians research different treatment options for animals.

Learn more about Sofie

IBM Toronto Innovation Space

The IBM Toronto Innovation Space is a collaboration between IBM and leaders in government, industries and academia. The facility will help entrepreneurs, start-ups, and smaller businesses incubate, innovate and commercialize Canadian ideas.

Learn more

SoftLayer Data Centre - Toronto

The SoftLayer data centre was created to meet the growing demand for integrated Canadian cloud solutions. Basing these services in a local facility meets the needs of many Canadian businesses that need to keep their data resident in the country.

Learn more about SoftLayer

Bluemix Garage – Ryerson University

The IBM BlueMix garage is the first of its kind in Canada. The collaborative space allows BlueMix consultants to give advice on how to accelerate the design and development of cloud applications to enterprises of all sizes.

Learn more about BlueMix Garage

SoftLayer Data Centre - Drummondville

The SoftLayer data Centre was created to meet the growing demand for integrated Canadian cloud solutions. Basing these services in a local facility meets the needs of many Canadian businesses that need to keep their data resident in the country.

Learn more about SoftLayer

IBM Sports Insights Central

IBM Sports Insights Central is a first of its kind partnership between IBM and the Toronto Raptors. The program is designed to improve the Raptors’ talent evaluation processes by viewing and organizing data through cognitive and analytics technology.

Learn more about Sports Insights

IBM Performance Management at the University of Ottawa

IBM and the Telfer School of Management are creating an international Centre of excellence to prepare students for jobs in the “economy of tomorrow”. Research is focused on creating curriculum around a variety of key industries including healthcare, green infrastructure, and education.

Learn More

Purple Forge

The Purple Forge Corp, the City of Surrey and IBM Watson have collaborated on an app to improve the management of city services. The app enhances customer experience by increasing the accessibility of services, while giving the city insight into ways of improving, and reducing service delivery costs.

Learn more about Purple Forge

MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre (C2Mi)

IBM and C2MI have partnered to create one of the largest microelectronic R&D Centres in Canada, and to make possible the next generation of innovative products.

Learn more about C2MI (PDF, 27.1KB)

NSERC/IBM Canada Industrial Research Chair: Research in Smarter Microelectronics Packaging for Performance Scaling

IBM and the Université de Sherbrooke are developing new manufacturing processes that will help create tougher and more robust microelectronic chips.

Find out how

IBM Atlantic Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS)

CAS is an IBM partnership with the University of New Brunswick that finds ways to advance the performance and concurrency of software on multicore systems.

Learn more about CAS

Collaboration for Analytics Research, Education, and Technology (CARET)

IBM contributed a multi-million dollar private cloud to a number of post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia. The platform enables participating schools to jointly create new curriculum and conduct research aimed at better equipping graduates with analytics skills to help drive Nova Scotia’s economy.

Learn more about CARET

Centre for Health Informatics and Analytics (CHIA)

An IBM partnership with Memorial University in St. John’s has led to the Centre for Health Informatics and Analytics - a multimillion-dollar investment to improve healthcare through the use of data.

Learn more about CHIA

Hamilton Health Sciences

IBM and Hamilton Health Sciences have created the Collaborative Innovation Centre that combines IBM’s technology and expertise with HHS’s intellectual capabilities. This collaboration will help position Hamilton as a hub for healthcare innovation in Canada, and attract people and organizations so new solutions can be deployed across their healthcare system.

Learn more about Hamilton Health Sciences

IBM Innovation Incubator Project (I³)


The IBM Innovation Incubator Project (I³) is an IBM and Government of Ontario initiative that aims to grow Ontario’s knowledge economy by helping up to 500 small and medium sized businesses.Participating businesses will leverage IBM resources including cognitive business technology, cloud based platforms, and IBM’s network of customers to help reduce development costs, allowing them to grow faster.

Learn more about the IBM Innovation Incubator Project

Opportunities New Brunswick

IBM and Opportunities New Brunswick's economic development efforts will create up to 250 new full-time positions by 2019 in Fredericton, Saint John and Florenceville. This collaboration will help transition New Brunswick into a knowledge worker economy that will tackle challenges like the rapid growth in cybercrime with continued growth of the cybersecurity sector in New Brunswick.

Learn more about Opportunities New Brunswick

University of Calgary

IBM and the University of Calgary have established a collaboration, leveraging IBM technology, to accelerate and expand genomic research into common childhood diseases such as autism, congenital diseases, and the many unknown causes of illness.

Learn more about the University of Calgary

Ontario Brain Institute and University Health Network

IBM Watson Health, the Ontario Brain Institute and the Movement Disorders Clinic at Toronto’s University Health Network will embark on Canada’s first ever Parkinson’s disease research project using the recently launched IBM Watson for Drug Discovery. Researchers will apply Watson’s cognitive capabilities as a building tool to speed up the drug discovery process and transform how clinicians identify which drugs could be repurposed in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.

Learn more about the Ontario Brain Institute and University Health Network

Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet)

IBM and the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada are joining forces to launch Heart-SIGN, a cognitive, cloud-based system that will manage, monitor, store, correlate and analyze data generated from all of CANet’s research projects.

Learn more about the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet)

Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus, is a hub for research, training and industry collaboration, bolstering New Brunswick's strategic focus on innovation in cybersecurity.

Learn more

Ocean Networks Canada.

IBM, the University of Victoria, and the Government of Canada are investing in Ocean Networks Canada. The project uses marine sensors and data analysis to enhance environmental stewardship, as well as public and marine safety in coastal BC waters.

Learn More about Oceans Network

BC Cancer Agency

IBM Watson Health is using cognitive computing to help clinicians quickly identify and personalize treatment options for their patients. Reducing wait times for treatment from weeks to minutes gives cancer institutes a better chance fighting cancer, and healing patients.

Find out more about BC Cancer Agency

Ross - The University of Toronto

University of Toronto students came in second place at the Watson University Competition with their app “Ross”. Ross uses Watson’s cognitive computing to answer lawyers questions, and to help them gather valuable research regarding their case.

Learn more about Ross

IBM Alberta Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS)

CAS is a 10-year-old IBM partnership between the Government of Alberta, the University of Calgary, and the University of Alberta, that finds ways to improve the environment, healthcare, and natural resource management through public/private research.

Learn more about CAS

Westgrid

IBM along with the Government of Alberta, and the University of Alberta are using Canada’s largest computer grid to help researchers develop new pharmaceuticals, combat viruses, and to better predict the weather.

Learn more about Westgrid (PDF, 112KB)

Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform. (SOSCIP)

SOSCIP is an IBM partnership with the Government of Ontario, Government of Canada, and seven founding universities. SOSCIP’s collaboration helps speed up research and tackle complex challenges in health care, energy, water, mining, agile computing, cyber security, digital media, advanced manufacturing and rapid urbanization.

Learn more about SOSCIP

LifeLearn Sofie

LifeLearn is changing the way veterinarians practice medicine with the new LifeLearn Sofie™ mobile app. The app uses Watson to crowdsource information from textbooks and databases to help veterinarians research different treatment options for animals.

Learn more about Sofie

IBM Toronto Innovation Space

The IBM Toronto Innovation Space is a collaboration between IBM and leaders in government, industries and academia. The facility will help entrepreneurs, start-ups, and smaller businesses incubate, innovate and commercialize Canadian ideas.

Learn more

SoftLayer Data Centre - Toronto

The SoftLayer data centre was created to meet the growing demand for integrated Canadian cloud solutions. Basing these services in a local facility meets the needs of many Canadian businesses that need to keep their data resident in the country.

Learn more about SoftLayer

Bluemix Garage – Ryerson University

The IBM BlueMix garage is the first of its kind in Canada. The collaborative space allows BlueMix consultants to give advice on how to accelerate the design and development of cloud applications to enterprises of all sizes.

Learn more about BlueMix Garage

SoftLayer Data Centre - Drummondville

The SoftLayer data Centre was created to meet the growing demand for integrated Canadian cloud solutions. Basing these services in a local facility meets the needs of many Canadian businesses that need to keep their data resident in the country.

Learn more about SoftLayer

IBM Sports Insights Central

IBM Sports Insights Central is a first of its kind partnership between IBM and the Toronto Raptors. The program is designed to improve the Raptors’ talent evaluation processes by viewing and organizing data through cognitive and analytics technology.

Learn more about Sports Insights

IBM Performance Management at the University of Ottawa

IBM and the Telfer School of Management are creating an international Centre of excellence to prepare students for jobs in the “economy of tomorrow”. Research is focused on creating curriculum around a variety of key industries including healthcare, green infrastructure, and education.

Learn More

Purple Forge

The Purple Forge Corp, the City of Surrey and IBM Watson have collaborated on an app to improve the management of city services. The app enhances customer experience by increasing the accessibility of services, while giving the city insight into ways of improving, and reducing service delivery costs.

Learn more about Purple Forge

MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre (C2Mi)

IBM and C2MI have partnered to create one of the largest microelectronic R&D Centres in Canada, and to make possible the next generation of innovative products.

Learn more about C2MI (PDF, 27.1KB)

NSERC/IBM Canada Industrial Research Chair: Research in Smarter Microelectronics Packaging for Performance Scaling

IBM and the Université de Sherbrooke are developing new manufacturing processes that will help create tougher and more robust microelectronic chips.

Find out how

IBM Atlantic Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS)

CAS is an IBM partnership with the University of New Brunswick that finds ways to advance the performance and concurrency of software on multicore systems.

Learn more about CAS

Collaboration for Analytics Research, Education, and Technology (CARET)

IBM contributed a multi-million dollar private cloud to a number of post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia. The platform enables participating schools to jointly create new curriculum and conduct research aimed at better equipping graduates with analytics skills to help drive Nova Scotia’s economy.

Learn more about CARET

Centre for Health Informatics and Analytics (CHIA)

An IBM partnership with Memorial University in St. John’s has led to the Centre for Health Informatics and Analytics - a multimillion-dollar investment to improve healthcare through the use of data.

Learn more about CHIA

Hamilton Health Sciences

IBM and Hamilton Health Sciences have created the Collaborative Innovation Centre that combines IBM’s technology and expertise with HHS’s intellectual capabilities. This collaboration will help position Hamilton as a hub for healthcare innovation in Canada, and attract people and organizations so new solutions can be deployed across their healthcare system.

Learn more about Hamilton Health Sciences

IBM Innovation Incubator Project (I³)


The IBM Innovation Incubator Project (I³) is an IBM and Government of Ontario initiative that aims to grow Ontario’s knowledge economy by helping up to 500 small and medium sized businesses.Participating businesses will leverage IBM resources including cognitive business technology, cloud based platforms, and IBM’s network of customers to help reduce development costs, allowing them to grow faster.

Learn more about the IBM Innovation Incubator Project

Opportunities New Brunswick

IBM and Opportunities New Brunswick's economic development efforts will create up to 250 new full-time positions by 2019 in Fredericton, Saint John and Florenceville. This collaboration will help transition New Brunswick into a knowledge worker economy that will tackle challenges like the rapid growth in cybercrime with continued growth of the cybersecurity sector in New Brunswick.

Learn more about Opportunities New Brunswick

University of Calgary

IBM and the University of Calgary have established a collaboration, leveraging IBM technology, to accelerate and expand genomic research into common childhood diseases such as autism, congenital diseases, and the many unknown causes of illness.

Learn more about the University of Calgary

Ontario Brain Institute and University Health Network

IBM Watson Health, the Ontario Brain Institute and the Movement Disorders Clinic at Toronto’s University Health Network will embark on Canada’s first ever Parkinson’s disease research project using the recently launched IBM Watson for Drug Discovery. Researchers will apply Watson’s cognitive capabilities as a building tool to speed up the drug discovery process and transform how clinicians identify which drugs could be repurposed in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.

Learn more about the Ontario Brain Institute and University Health Network

Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet)

IBM and the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada are joining forces to launch Heart-SIGN, a cognitive, cloud-based system that will manage, monitor, store, correlate and analyze data generated from all of CANet’s research projects.

Learn more about the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet)

Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus, is a hub for research, training and industry collaboration, bolstering New Brunswick's strategic focus on innovation in cybersecurity.

Learn more

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