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The Research and Development of Technology in Canada

Four years ago, Canada used nearly 34.5 billion Canadian dollars on research and development of technology. Parts of the money was used for grants. Then three years ago, Canada embarked on the research and development of technology and spent billions of Canadian dollars. Out of the money spent, seven billion Canadian dollars was given by the government.

The money spent on research during this period was less than that spent in 2014. This has also contributed to the fall of Canada from the list of the most innovative countries in the world. This is the reason why the Canadian government has tasked relevant bodies, stakeholders, and individuals to innovate. In response to this, innovator and businessman Hershey Rosen have developed many innovative businesses over the years. Hershey Rosen is a successful business consultant who has more than 18 years of working as one.

Canadian Scientific Developments

The following are key developments and achievements made in Canada in various sectors:

  • Canada was the first country to identify the black hole.
  • Developing an electron microscope.
  • Discovery of new things and diseases related to genetics.
  • The creation of deep learning
  • The development of modern batteries made with alkaline.
  • The development of multiple touch technologies.
  • The development of artificial cardiac pacemakers.
  • Mapping visual cortexes
  • Creating a vaccine for polio.
  • The discovery of an atomic nucleus’ inner structure.
  • Developing plate tectonics.

Sectors That Have Seen Improvements

Part of the Canadian research and development areas is its research in the space sector. Canada has established space agencies that are in charge of the development of space technology. The country has further invested heavily in the industry so that the sector can discover new things. With the funds and resources provided by the government and relevant bodies, the Space Agency has been active in its operations. The agency conducts research in aviation, planetary, and deep space. It also develops satellites and rockets that help in the discovery of space bodies. The country is one of the earliest countries that designed and constructed satellites in the ’60s. To pledge its commitment to the Space sector, Canada joined an international Space body and participated in international Space meetings. One of the space robotic pioneers, Canada is a country that has contributed much to the Space industry. It has developed many Space products for the domestic and international Space market. In addition, Canada has built hundreds of rockets and many satellites to date. All these achievements and more have made the country a global success in the aerospace sector.

Moving on, Canada is not only successful in the aerospace field. It has done research and development on how to use technology to improve other industries.

Industries that have been touched by the advancement of technology in Canada are:

  • Consumer technology
  • Materials
  • Healthcare
  • Defense
  • Energy
  • Communication
  • Transportation
  • Public works

Technological Age in Canada

Actually, only a few technologies originate from Canada. Most of the technologies that were developed in Canada have their origins in other countries.

Hence, the age of technology in Canada describes when and how technology came into being in Canada. It also describes the journey and development of technology in Canada. Similarly, it is a step-by-step analogy of which technology came into existence in what period. Nevertheless, just because the technology was introduced, it doesn’t mean it was developed further around the same period. In fact, the further development of new technology can go beyond years after it was introduced.

In retrospect, technology plays an important role in the cultural advancement of a region. It shapes human lives, their interaction with each other, and their interaction with their environments. Thus, the development of technology across all ages had an impact on the way people lived during that period.

Technology in 2000

This year brought in a smartphone device called Blackberry which became popular overnight. In the mid and late ’00s, competitors introduced other smartphones to the market. This new development reduced the consumer base of blackberry. Later on, the number of blackberry users dwindled drastically as other more advanced phones entered the market.

2007 – 2008

The first quantum computer was introduced in Canada.

In the biotechnological and healthcare field, firms developed biopharmaceutical and generic drugs for the masses.

In the energy sector, an atomic reactor that was powerful was developed in Canada but was later rejected.

In addition, the first electric vehicles were revealed in Canada and other foreign countries.

Technology in the 21st century

The internet became more accessible and has advanced features for the populace. Software providers started creating apps and programs that are useful to people. Network providers sprang up to provide sim cards that are used on mobile devices. They also provide internet access to their customers.

Furthermore, this century saw the development of the nanotechnology field. Firms in this sector developed nanotech products in different States in Canada. They were able to operate d to the support they received from private and government organizations.


The Canadian government has always been committed to providing the best resources for the R&D of technology in Canada. This includes the reduction of tax for startups and innovative firms. The government also provides grants for researchers in the country.

According to Hershey Rosen, the government does this because it knows the importance of technology in society.

In a final statement, he said that a country that neglects technology has neglected its people.

Hershey Rosen

Hershey Rosen has over 18 years of experience in the field of technology entrepreneurship. He is From Montreal, Quebec. He has founded successful startups and helped many companies onboard clients quickly and profitably.