Bavaria-Alberta News


Information event "Canada Germany Info Sessions on joint SME funding options" with the National Research Council Canada (NRC)

As part of the joint activities offered by BayFOR and NRC, the event "Canada Germany Info Sessions on joint SME funding options" took place at the invitation of the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) in Munich on 29 January, 2019.


Lecture by Prof. Dr. Randy Goebel (University of Alberta, Amii) on "Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and their Applications in Connected Mobility"

On 14 December, 2018, Prof. Dr. Randy Goebel, professor of computer science at the University of Alberta and long-time partner in the scientific cooperation between Bavaria and Alberta, gave a lecture on "Artificial intelligence, machine learning and their applications in connected mobility" at the invitation of WKS.


ABBY-Net Summer School 2017

The fifth ABBY-Net Summer School was successfully held in Kananaskis, Alberta, from 12 to 19 August, 2017. The theme was “Natural Resource Management and Energy Systems Under Changing Environmental Conditions.” The event included working groups, presentations and field trips for students from Bavaria and Alberta. Read more here.


University of Alberta Representatives visit Munich

As part of the scientific cooperation between Bavaria and Alberta, representatives from the University of Alberta met with their colleagues from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich as well as the Technical University of Munich from 15 to 16 February, 2017. During their visit to WKS (BayFOR), they discussed the latest bilateral funding opportunities.


Albertan Support for the WKS

From January 2015 until August 2016 the WKS has been supported by an Albertan colleague, Fiona Rumohr. Ms. Rumohr joined the BayFOR with the program "Alberta Abroad". While working  for  the  WKS, she has been assisting  joint  projects with partners from her home province. You can read her introduction here.


"Alberta Special" in the BayFOR News

This "Alberta Special" includes details on the new international graduate school between the Technische Universität München and the University of Alberta, information on the fourth Alberta-Germany-Symposium in Munich, and Fraunhofer UMSICHT in Alberta.

Read the Alberta Special (in German).


Alberta Innovates corporations consolidated

Alberta Innovates has been consolidated into one entity, with two applied research subsidiaries - InnoTech Alberta and C-FER  Technologies. This newly created Crown corporation integrates the four  original innovation groups: Bio Solutions, Energy and Environment Solutions, Health Solutions and Technology Futures, which were created within the Alberta Research and Innovation Act.


New Entry Requirements for Canada

eTA is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. The authorization is electronically linked to your passport and is valid for five years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.


Creating the next generation of nanotech experts

Chemistry professor receives $1.65M from NSERC to create international graduate school with German partners. Read more here.


German-Canadian Matchmaking Symposium in Munich

The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research and TUM-Tech GmbH hosted the 4th Cooperation Symposium on 19 October, 2015, in Munich.

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ERA-Can+ Handbook

ERA-Can+ Handbook

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