Organization: International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada

ISTP Canada holds water roundtables

Two multilateral roundtables were held in Edmonton and Toronto to gauge the potential for combining R&D expertise in water quality and management technologies and developing business-based solutions. Convened by International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTP Canada), the roundtables brought together representatives from Canada, India and Israel, with the Edmonton event attracting the participation of…

Canada and India research team to fight malaria

The University Health Network is the Canadian lead in a consortium to develop new drugs for preventing and treating malaria. The Canada-India collaboration is funded by International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada and and the Indian government’s department of biotechnology. The Indian lead is the International Centre for Engineering and Biotechnology. Other partners are the…

India and Canada launch medical R&D projects

Four new R&D projects between Canada and India valued at $6.7 million have been approved by International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada), bringing the total under the bilateral agreement to 12. The new projects are all in the medical field (two in cancer, one in malaria and one in sexually transmitted diseases). Canada will…

Correction

Canada is providing $6.87 million to the second round of R&D projects funded through International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada. Incorrect information appeared in the April 16/09 issue. The Ontario Venture Capital Fund is a $205-million fund established by the provincial government with $90 million in funding. Incorrect information appeared in the March 30/09 issue.

Six more China-Canada R&D projects announced

The second round of R&D projects between Canada and China have been announced, with six projects receiving $870,000 from Canadian partners. Awarded under International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada), the projects were selected from a field of nearly 350 proposals. The first round of China-Canada projects was announced in May/08, awarding a total of…

Quebec & China establish wireless research links

Prompt Inc has teamed with the Shanghai Research Centre for Wireless Communications (WICO) to establish a Remote Research Collaboration Facility (RRCF). The virtual lab links facilities in China and Quebec to permit researchers in either country to access the other nation’s microelectronics and telecommunications equipment. The RRCF is also aimed at companies that wish to…

ISTPCanada, CIIRDF and IRAP join forces

Three Canadian organizations are banding together to enhance the ability of small businesses to conduct joint R&D with firms in India, China, Brazil and India. The three-year agreement is intended to fully leverage the programs currently offered by International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada), the Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF) and the…

ISTPCanada launches India collaboration fund

International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada) has launched the first Canada-India S&T Cooperation Fund in conjunction with India’s Global Innovation and Technology Alliance. The fund is the first of three funds planned with India, China and Brazil and is modelled after projects funded under the longstanding Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation. A joint…