As the global geopolitical landscape shifts, Canada and the European Union are deepening bilateral cooperation on research and innovation. At the EU-Canada Joint Summit in Brussels in mid June, leaders announced new partnerships on health, the oceans and raw materials, and agreed to launch exploratory discussions on Canada joining Horizon Europe, the EU’s new €100-billion research program.
Topic: international research collaboration
Canada and the United States have established a formal research partnership between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the US National Science Foundation to advance collaboration in fundamental discovery research.
The vaccine candidate Ad5-nCoV that’s currently being held up from entering Canada by Chinese customs was developed using technology licensed from Canada’s National Research Council. The warning signs were all there.
The Fonds de recherche du Québec – santé (FRQS), the Quebec government’s health sciences research arm, will provide $2 million to help create the Centre de Recherche en Biologie Structurale (CRBS) at McGill University. The centre aims to advance understanding of the fundamental biological mechanisms of disease, which could help address medical challenges like targeting treatments to specific…
The Short Report: Transatlantic AI projects, ocean startups, new aeronautics centre of excellence, Canadian startups in New York, advancing 5G networks, constructing mass timber buildings, agri-food sustainability, and more.
A $10-million program to support Canadian researchers participating in Horizon 2020, the European Union’s flagship research funding program, could lead to much closer, long-term research ties between Canada and the EU.
Microsoft is partnering with Invest Ottawa and the Bayview Yards business accelerator to offer technical and business resources to entrepreneurs. Called Microsoft for Startups, the program gives innovative Ottawa companies access to its cloud services, enterprise sales team and partner ecosystem. – Ottawa Matters Canada Infrastructure Bank CEO Pierre Lavallée signalled the bank is considering an investment…
A new study underscoring the critical importance of research partnerships between the U.S. and China has important implications for Canada as it seeks to strengthen international collaboration and attract academic talent from abroad.
ACENET at Memorial University launched a regional advanced computing system. in Atlantic Canada called Siku, a word that means “sea ice” in Inuktitut. The centre is 50% more powerful than all of ACENET’s recently retired systems together and is interoperable with the national Compute Canada platform. Supported by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Siku aims to generate economic benefits for…
Speaking in a panel at the 2019 Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa, representatives from Canada’s research community debated how to better promote and coordinate international partnerships and to help Canadian companies scale abroad.