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Ottawa, Sep 9 (Canadian-Media): An announcement was made this week by Jim Carr, Federal Minister of International Trade Diversification, on behalf of the Amarjeet Sohi, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, together with the Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF) and Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), regarding the launch of a pilot program to facilitate new cybersecurity solutions for the energy sector, media reports said.
This is the first of its kind pilot program to would strengthen the ties of Canada with Israel, an important economic partner of Canada, with the aim of "the ultimate creation and adoption of new cybersecurity solutions to enhance the security and resiliency of Canadian energy infrastructure," said Carr.
Enhancing cooperation in the innovation and technology sectors and combining the expertise of both countries’ entrepreneurs and innovators would lead to creating well-paying jobs in the process for both the countries.
Sohi said that this partnership apart from furthering Canada’s and Israel’s shared interests of greater energy security, would lead to "Reducing cybersecurity risks through collaboration and dialogue will help Canada continue to build a resilient North American energy system,” added Sohi.
Being aware of its internationally acclaimed and highly-developed local cyber ecosystem Israel looks "forward to a remarkable collaboration with Canadian companies in finding innovative technological solutions to help mitigate cyber threats in the energy sector, both locally and globally” said Aharon Aharon, CEO, Israel Innovation Authority.
Earlier also foreign multinational corporations, including Canadian firms had been funding Israel’s highly skilled workforce and innovation strengths which have led to establishment of more than 400 research and development centres in Israel.
Calls for proposals which are now open will close on September 30.
Both governments of Canada and Israel would collaborate in funding to address fundamental cybersecurity challenges during the current fiscal year.
Strategic collaboration between CIIRDF and the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) -- the voice of Canada’s natural gas delivery industry -- would be directly supported by this pilot program.
Established in 1994, the CIIRDF has financed more than 125 collaborative R&D projects, which have contributed to the joint development and sale of more than 60 new global products.
For both Canada and Israel, Science and technology are driving forces for job creation and economic growth.
Other Canadian provinces, such as Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec, have bilateral science, technology and innovation agreements with Israel.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
#Winnipeg, #Manitoba, #KirstyDuncan; #AdventureKidsSummerCamp; #AthenaSWANprogram #CanadaFoundationforInnovation’sCollege-IndustryInnovationFund; Indigenousyouth
Winnipeg (Man), Jul 26 (Canadian-Media): Kirsty Duncan, Ontario Minister of Science and Sport,
announced yesterday at Red River College, Winnipeg, more than $10 million in research infrastructure funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s College-Industry Innovation Fund, media reports said.
While engaging community leaders at several locations in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Wednesday on impacts of science on the local economy she emphasized creations of new ideas and inventions are possible by putting science to work by helping to create jobs and business export opportunities.
“When everyone in the science and innovation game works together, Canada wins. And when our research community is as diverse as the communities we live in, we get diverse ideas and perspectives that lead to stronger science. That’s good for everyone,” said Duncan.
Kristy Duncan on left/Twitter
Speaking with members of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Duncan highlighted the government’s historic investments in research that led to economic gains at the local and national level by helping create more opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers in research and industry.
Duncan also announced at Red River College, Winnipeg more than $10 million in research infrastructure funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s College-Industry Innovation Fund, which supports substantial research infrastructure projects to promote the existing applied research and technology development capacity of colleges and allow them to respond to important sector needs.
To address the growing demands for culinary research from the food and agriculture sectors. Red River College would receive $1 million in funding to support the creation of a research space in the Advanced Culinary Research Laboratory to help local businesses grow and create jobs for students in the community.
She also discussed with leading researchers and administrators, at the University of Winnipeg, on how best to adapt the Athena SWAN program, an internationally recognized program which supports advancing gender equity in higher education and research in the sciences in Canada.
Duncan also encouraged young Canadians to pursue science at the Adventure Kids Summer Camp at the University of Winnipeg, which engages each year youth in grades K-12 from across Manitoba, through school workshops, camps, clubs and events and offers customized programs for Indigenous youth, girls and youth facing socio-economic challenges.
Reporting by Asha Bajaj)