Memorandum of Understanding on Research and Technology Cooperation signed between the Government of Bavaria and the Government of Alberta

23/10/2017
Memorandum of Understanding on Research and Technology Cooperation signed between the Government of Bavaria and the Government of Alberta

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Left: Ilse Aigner, Bavarian Minister of State for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, right: Deron Bilous, Albertan Minister of Economic Affairs and Trade

During his trip to Europe, Deron Bilous, Albertan Minister of Economics and Trade, held a series of talks in Bavaria on economic and scientific cooperation between Bavaria and Alberta. A highlight of his stay was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in research and technology with Ilse Aigner, Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology and Dr. Ludwig Spaenle, Bavarian State Minister for Education and Culture, Science and the Arts. The signature ceremony took place on 23 October, 2017.

The main areas of cooperation include support for science in forward-looking areas such as clean-tech, energy, digital technologies, and life sciences. Furthermore, both support of joint participation by scientific partner institutions in European and international research initiatives in innovative areas of mutual interest as well as the investigation of suitable opportunities for the exchange of teachers, graduates and research within the framework of joint research projects are of central importance. On the Albertan side, the Department of Alberta Advanced Education is also part of this new Memorandum of Understanding.

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