NRC’s global reach
Signing of MOU with the Guangdong Science and Technology Department
May 10, 2016: Signing of Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on industrial research and development between the Guangdong Science and Technology Department (GSTD) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).
Front row, from left to right: Xu (Stella) Zhe, GSTD; Huang Ningsheng, Director General, GSTD; Maria Aubrey, Acting President, NRC; and Lorena Maciel, NRC.
Back row, from left to right: His Excellency, Hu Chunhua, Member of the Politburo of the CPC and Secretary of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee of the People’s Republic of China and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
Opening doors to Canada-India SME collaborations
March 23rd, 2016: Representatives from NRC, Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the India Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Global Innovation Technology Alliance (GITA) meet to finalize the Canada-India agreement. See Feature story.
From left to right: Carmen Altamirano (GAC); Dr. Saroj Mishra (GAC) ; Patrick Sheedy (NRC-IRAP); Nidhi Seth (GITA); Perry Quan (NRC-IRAP); Bogdan Ciobanu (NRC-IRAP); Melanie Cullins (NRC) ; Dr. Naveen Vasishta (DST); Dr. Arabinda Mitra (DST); Dr. Suprotim Ganguly (GITA); Vimal Kumar (GITA); Samrat Ghatak (GITA), Nilesh Patel (GITA); Rahul Kulshreshtha (GITA) and Bhupendra Gupta (GITA).
Visit by Founder and Chairman of Japan’s Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum
January 18th, 2016: Visit of Mr. Koji Omi, Founder and Chairman, Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum, Japan.
From left to right: Melanie Cullins, Director, International Relations, Government and International Relations, NRC Koji Omi, Founder and Chairman, STS Forum Roman Szumski, Vice-President, Life Sciences, NRC Ryan Hordy, Senior Advisor, International Relations, Government and International Relations, NRC
The NRC welcomes the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan
Mr. Shih-Chao CHO, Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) of Taiwan met with the National Research Council (NRC) to explore future and potential synergies around the development and commercialization of medical devices.
Back row, from left to right: Dr. Bochia NI, First Economic Secretary, MOEA; Mr. James Yan-Chih CHANG, Executive Director, Economic Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada (TECO); Mr. Yung-Jang CHEN, Chief Secretary, Bureau of Foreign Trade; Ms. Lorena Maciel, Senior Advisor, International Relations, NRC; Mr. Hien-Chao TSENG, Negotiator, Office of Trade Negotiations, MOEA; Mr. William WU, Executive Assistant Director, Economic Division, TECO; Ms. Leticia P.C. KUAN, Section Chief, Bureau of Foreign Trade Taiwan.
Front row, from left to right: Dr. Roman Szumski, Vice-President, Life Sciences, NRC; Mr. Shih-Chao CHO, Deputy Minister, MOEA; Ms. Wen-Ping HOU, Officer, Bureau of Foreign Trade.
Swedish Ambassador visits NRC’s wind tunnel
Swedish Ambassador Per Sjogren and Trade and Business Officer Pär Forslund were on hand to kick-off the Volvo vehicle testing at NRC’s wind tunnel near the Ottawa Airport on April 7th, 2015.
From left to right: Mark Burbidge, Senior Advisor International Relations (NRC), Björn Bergqvist, Test Engineer (Volvo), Steve Zan, Director R&D, Aerodynamics Lab (NRC), Michel Dumoulin, General Manager, Automotive & Surface Transportation Portfolio (NRC), His Excellency Per Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada, Pär Forslund, Trade and Business Promotion, Embassy of Sweden, Brian McAuliffe, Research Officer, Aerodynamics Lab (NRC), Raymond LeBlanc, Manager Uplands Facilities, Aerodynamic Lab (NRC), Cristian Tabra, Program Leader, Fleet Forward 2020 (NRC)
Canadian delegation participates in ACQUEAU workshop in Finland
Helsinki, March 12, 2015, Canadian delegation participated in the Industrial Waste Water Treatment Workshop co-organized by the Eureka Acqueau Cluster and Tekes, Finland’s Public Funding Agency.
From left to right: John R. McDougall, President, NRC; Lucia Medori, Project Officer, Acqueau; Carole Morneau, Senior Advisor, International Relations, NRC; Xavier Chazelle, Acqueau Cluster Chair; Stephen Moore, Research and Development Manager, Mantech Inc.; Andrew Bauder, Industrial Technology Advisor, NRC-IRAP.
Canada-Germany Inter-parliamentary group delegation visit
The NRC welcomed the Canada-Germany inter-parliamentary delegation on February 10, 2015 for an exchange on innovation systems and to explore technology partnering opportunities.
Back Row (L-R): Oswin Veith, MP, Member, Germany-Canada Inter-parliamentary Group; Jörn Rosenberg, Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; Alexander Ulrich, MP, Deputy Chairman, Germany-Canada Inter-parliamentary Group. Middle Row (L-R): Tobias Lindner, MP, Deputy Chairman, Germany-Canada Inter-parliamentary Group; Bernd Rützel, MP, Deputy Chairman, Germany-Canada Inter-parliamentary Group. Front Row (L-R): Michael Thews, MP, Member, Germany-Canada Inter-parliamentary Group; Markus Koob, MP, Member, Germany-Canada Inter-parliamentary Group; Judith Young, Director General, Government and International Relations, NRC; Klaus-Peter Flosbach, MP, Delegation Head, Germany-Canada Inter-parliamentary Group; Carole Morneau, Senior Advisor, International Relations, NRC; Melanie Cullins, Director, International Relations, NRC.
European Union (EU) Delegation to Canada
On January 21, 2015, the National Research Council (NRC) welcomed a delegation led by Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Canada with participation from 20 EU economies for an exchange on innovation systems and introduction to NRC.
EUREKA Delegation visit
The Canadian National Committee for EUREKA meeting took place November 27, 2014 at the NRC's 100 Sussex Drive building in Ottawa. Front row (L-R): Bill Dobson, Canadian NPC to EUREKA for SMEs and Director, Ontario Region, NRC-IRAP; Julie Sunday, Director, Science Technology and Innovation, DFATD; Shannon Glenn, DG, Policy Branch, Science and Innovation Sector, Industry Canada; NRC President John McDougall; Bruno Moor EUREKA High Level Group Chairman and Delegate of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Education and Research for the Swiss EUREKA-Chair; Susanne Madders, Senior International Cooperation Officer; Daniel Dufour, Director, External Relations, Industry Canada. Back row (L-R): Melanie Cullins, Canadian National Project Coordinator to EUREKA and Director, International Relations, NRC; Jayson Myers, CEO, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters; Laurier Schramm, former Chair, Board of Directors, Innoventures Canada; Andreas Gut, EUREKA National Project Coordinator Chairman; Michel Vanavermaete, Program Implementation Manager; and Bogdan Ciobanu, VP, Industrial Research Assistance Program, NRC.
EUREKA Delegation visit
Visit of EUREKA Chair and EUREKA Secretariat regarding Canada's re-association to EUREKA, November 26-28, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario. Seated (L-R): Bruno H. Moor, EUREKA High Level Group Chairman and Delegate of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Education and Research for the Swiss EUREKA-Chair; John R. McDougall, Canadian High Level Representative to EUREKA, Canadian National Committee for EUREKA Chair, and NRC President. Standing, (L-R): Andreas Gut, EUREKA National Project Coordinator Chairman; Suzanne Madders, Senior International Cooperation Officer, EUREKA Secretariat; Michel Vanavermaete, Program Implementation Manager, EUREKA Secretariat; Melanie Cullins, Canadian National Project Coordinator to EUREKA and Director, International Relations, NRC; Bogdan Ciobanu, VP, Industrial Research Assistance Program, NRC.
Canada's participation in international Science & Technology (S&T) is vital for the nation to gain access to the S&T knowledge and information it needs to succeed in the new knowledge-based economy.
This global reach improves the quality of knowledge produced by Canadian researchers. It creates access to the world's best S&T facilities, equipment and talent. It provides vital access to the knowledge produced by researchers in other nations, a necessity for Canada and Canadian businesses. And it opens doors for Canadian firms to access the technology opportunities and information they need to remain competitive.
The international scientific research community has always cooperated across borders. Most of this cooperation occurs informally, researcher-to-researcher. Given the enormous benefits generated by these informal international partnerships, NRC has actively pursued international research partnerships and alliances on behalf of Canada.
NRC plays a leading role in providing Canada with strategic S&T information, intelligence and connections to centres of advanced S&T around the world. NRC has created valuable international linkages and networks that help transfer S&T information back to Canadian firms, universities and public sector partners, and also generate new business opportunities for Canadian SMEs.
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