Organization: Global Affairs Canada

Thierry Weissenburger

Thierry Weissenburger has been appointed to the newly created position of head of innovation at the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) at its Ottawa headquarters with Global Affairs Canada.  Weissenburger is a longtime executive with the TCS, most recently in Boston where he served as consul and senior trade commissioner. He managed the Canadian Technology…

AIMS-NEI receives $22.6 million in new funding

The federal government is providing $22.6 million over five years to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), helping to expand its model of training African post-graduate students to include climate change. The NEI network of African institutes was launched in 2010 with $20 million over four years, following a proposal…

IDRC and GAC fund food security scale-up

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Global Affairs Canada have launched six research projects under the $124-million Canadian International Food Security Research Fund to develop, test and apply ways to scale up innovations in food security and nutrition. The projects in Tanzania, Kenya, India, Ghana and Vietnam all include partnerships between R&D and business-oriented…

NRC and Chinese S&T ministry sign innovation LOI

The National Research Council has signed a Letter of Intent with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology to promote, select and fund innovation-driven collaboration between small- and medium-sized enterprises from both nations. The LOI was signed last month in Ottawa as part of the 6th meeting of the Canada-China Joint Committee on Science, Technology…