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Regaining Competitiveness

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Canadians need to look closely at our own performance. We’ve become complacent, even as our ability to earn our prosperity slides into greater jeopardy. While we’ve been congratulating ourselves for emerging from the recession less damaged than others, we’ve failed to notice that other countries grew through the recession and are growing at three or four times our rate today.

Why should anyone care? When we look around, we see most people have jobs.

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Digital Technology Can Help Your Business Grow

Durham CollegeDurham College is participating in the delivery of the Government of Canada’s Digital Technology Adoption Pilot Program (DTAPP), DTAPP is structured to provide assistance to firms in all sectors of the Canadian economy. Its objective is to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies in small- and medium-sized enterprises operating in Canada in order to boost their productivity and create economic growth and opportunity.

If your firm is incorporated, has 500 employees or less and is currently seeking opportunities to adopt digital technology with a goal of increasing its productivity, it could be eligible to receive assistance.

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OPG Marks An Important Milestone For Darlington Refurbishment

OPG1Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG) has taken another step toward the refurbishment of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.

OPG has awarded a two-phase contract to plan for and then replace major components of the four reactors at Darlington. The contract for more than $600 million to a joint venture of SNC-Lavalin Nuclear Inc. and Aecon Construction Group Inc. is one of several that will be awarded for the refurbishment of the facility.

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Council For Clean And Reliable Electricity Releases 3rd CCRE Commentary Article

Council For Clean And Reliable ElectricityCCRE Report Proposes Candu 6 Reactors As Ontario’s Best Choice To Secure Jobs And Energy For The Future

The Council for Clean and Reliable Electricity (CCRE) released the third article in its CCRE Commentary initiative. The CCRE is a forum for reasoned analysis on subjects related to electricity policy. In the past the Council has sponsored conferences on clean coal technology, nuclear power, governance models in the electricity sector and biomass energy opportunities.

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Partner With UOIT And Grow Your Business

uoitrThe University of Ontario Institute of Technology is accepting applications for funding through FedDev’s Applied Research and Commercialization initiative. This money will be available to support industry partnered research projects after April 1st of 2012. This is a follow-on program to the $739,000 that was awarded to the OTTC for the funding period between April 1st, 2011 and March 31st, 2012. This was used to fund 13 industry-university collaborations and we hope to repeat this success. We encourage you to start thinking about potential industry partners and/or projects that you may want to bring to this program. The overall goal of this initiative is to accelerate innovation, to improve productivity and contribute to the creation of globally competitive companies in Ontario.

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