Bavaria and the North-American Province of Québec have been working closely together for many years in the areas of science, research and technology. The Bavarian Office for Research Coordination between Bavaria and Québec supports the exchange between the individual scientists and their facilities and cooperates closely, with the economy. It is our objective to jointly achieve a fortified international presence and, furthermore, to procure mutual advantages in international research and innovation competition.
- The coordination site is continuously attending to the 20 joint research projects.
- It offers - from project planning to implementation - scientific, administrative and financial support for international projects in research and development.
- It assumes, by means of targeted network activities, the role of mediator between the different research actors in Bavaria and Québec.
- It has also recently become a contact point for research cooperations between Bavaria and Alberta.
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TIRCON General Assembly Meeting in Warsaw
From June 27th - 29th, TIRCON's General Assembly met in Warsaw, Poland to discuss the current state of the project.
Bavaria renews successful cooperation agreement in the field of research with Canadian province of Alberta
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2012 Report on the State of Canada's Science, Technology and Innovation System
The State of the Nation 2012 report, Canada's Science, Technology and Innovation System: Aspiring to Global Leadership - the third public report from Canada's Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) - has been released. The report charts progress from a baseline set in 2008 and compares Canada's performance to global science, technology and innovation leaders. The official press release can be found here. For the entire report, click here.
EU funding in the millions for the research program TIRCON
TIRCON (“Treat Iron-Related Childhood-Onset Neurodegeneration”), funded by the EU under FP7, is a research consortium comprising 13 partners from 8 countries and. TIRCON’s concept is to bring together the existing outstanding, but scattered expertise in NBIA research and care throughout Europe and on the international level. The project aims to set-up a structured network to improve diagnosis and treatment of NBIA (Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation), a severe disease primarily affecting children. More info at tircon.eu
IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 - Canada Special - The Far North
In 2012, the Canada Special at IFAT offered a platform to discover Northern Canada. Northern Canada is already a significant contributor to Canada’s economy. In terms of oil and gas, forestry, fisheries and mining, the North generates substantial wealth and is emerging as a region of value for strategic investments. Besides the economic opportunities, and the related environmental debates, Northern Canada is rich in culture and history, being the place where Aboriginal communities still live. Additionally, it is also a location for scientific exploration. All together these elements make Northern Canada a particularly interesting area to consider for science and development.
The North is diverse. Specialists, researchers, developers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers from Québec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and Bavaria presented different provincial and territorial initiatives to develop the northern parts of Canada. One aspect is the collaboration with the Aboriginal population; the other, the creation of a favorable business environment through incentive programs. In the coming years, observers expect an increasing need for international contribution in science, technology, and business. The Canada Special drew the lines for possible cooperation opportunities.
With almost one hundred visitors, the Canada Special was the first Bavarian activity introducing Northern Canada. Further activities are already in preparation: a seminar on Québec’s Plan Nord to be held soon at vbw [verlinken mit deren Webpage] and a delegation trip of the Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs to Québec at the end of October 2012.
For further information: IFAT ENTSORGA Programme
Terrie ROMANO, Michael KUHNS
EU-Canada Research Cooperation
Dr. Florence Gauzy (Mrs.)