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.
More information here.
Canada Special at IFAT 2014
As part of IFAT 2014, the World’s Leading Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste, and Raw Materials Management, a unique forum on Canadian water and energy resources was held May 7, 2014. A panel of experts from industry, academia, and politics discussed their perspectives on environmental challenges, technological solutions, and investment opportunities.
Water and Energy Resources in Canada: An Overview
New Bioenergy Resources
The water/wastewater sector in Canada
Challenges and Technological Trends in Wastewater Management
Future Trends and Opportunities in Hydroelectricity
Ontario’s Water Industry and Innovative Water Technologies
Robert W. GILLHAM
Water Technologies: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Managing the Future of Unconventional Oil Resources
Renewable Resources: An Option for the Future?
Water Technology Innovation Landscape in British Columbia
Book launch with Prof. Alain-G. Gagnon
Prof. Alain-G. Gagnon is presenting a collection of his latest essays on federalism and national diversity in Canada.
You are kindly invited to attend the launch of “Das Zeitalter der Ungewissheiten” on February 25, 2014.
Find out more about the book launch here.
Renewable Energies Global Network
On March 12, 2014, Bavaria met with international partners in Cape Town (South Africa) to establish the Energy Network of the Partner Regions.
It is the aim of the network to bring together the existing regional expertise and to further develop it through joint research activities on renewable energy.
For further information, read more here.
The new ERA-Can+ initiative was launched on October 1, 2013, to promote opportunities for Canadian researches to work with European colleagues in Horizon 2020, the new European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
New National Research and Innovation Policy in Québec
Innovation Policy (PNRI) was unveiled by the Government of Québec.
Until 2019 financing of .7 billion CAD will be provided to strengthen the province’s key strategic fields of action.
Read more here.
Albertan Support for WKS
Since September 2013 the WKS is supported by a new young Albertan colleague. Zak Biggs will spend a whole year with the team of WKS as part of the Alberta Abroad programme. His main responsibility will be to assist joint activities with partners from his home province.
He is introducing himself here.
Mrs. Dr. Florence Gauzy