International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada)
International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada) facilitates the creation of global technology partnerships that open new markets and trade doors for Canadian companies. ISTPCanada develops and implements R&D collaboration programs under Science and Technology (S&T) cooperation agreements between Canada and three key trade partners: Brazil, China and India. Mandated by the Government of Canada through Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), ISTPCanada facilitates R&D cooperation between Canadian companies, research organizations and their counterparts in these countries; and invests in collaborative R&D projects. All S&T partnerships facilitated by ISTPCanada are jointly financed by industry, foreign partners, and often provincial governments. Since its inception in 2007, ISTPCanada has:
- Facilitated 50 bilateral or multilateral partnership development and matchmaking activities, engaging at least 4,000 highly qualified people, and leading to hundreds of S&T collaborations
- Invested more than $10 million in 27 bilateral R&D projects valued at almost $38 million; and
- Gained almost four-fold leverage on every dollar invested by the Government of Canada.
These technology partnerships increase the competitiveness of companies as they acquire knowledge, customers and opportunities that facilitate access to new global markets. The resulting commercial activity generates increased trade, new jobs and wealth creation in Canada. For additional information, please visit: www.istpcanada.ca.
The Embassy of Canada in Tel Aviv
The Embassy of Canada in Tel Aviv represents Canadian interests in Israel and serves Canadians who are travelling or doing business in the area. While Canada has opened a Canadian Representative Office in Ramallah to deal with issues related to Gaza and the West Bank, all consular activities pertaining to Gaza and the West Bank and to Israel are handled by the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv. For additional information, please visit: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/israel/
The Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI), Government of Ontario
The Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation aims to help grow a strong, innovative economy that provides jobs and prosperity for all Ontarians. To accomplish this goal, MEDI offers the programs, services and tools businesses need to innovate and compete in today’s fast-changing global economy. MEDI’s strategy focuses on four priority areas:
- Building prosperity through increased productivity and innovation
- Promoting Ontario as a place to invest, innovate, trade and grow your business
- Supporting regional growth through the province’s strategic sectors
- Promoting the modernization of government
MEDI is focused on building an Ontario economy that is forward-looking, agile and innovative – primed to compete for the high-value jobs of tomorrow. For additional information, please visit: http://www.mri.gov.on.ca/english/about/default.asp
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve an environmentally sustainable, competitive and innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk. AAFC, along with its portfolio partners, reports to Parliament and Canadians through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board. For additional information, please visit: http://www.agr.gc.ca/
The Health Technology Exchange (htx.ca)
HTX supports emerging and established Ontario-based companies to develop, produce and commercialize innovative market-leading Medical and Assistive Technologies (MATs). Market segments include medical devices; diagnostic and medical imaging; healthcare IT and wireless health (smart devices); and assistive devices and home healthcare.
HTX funds industry led projects that promote partnerships among stakeholders including: small, medium
and large enterprises, academic and healthcare institutions, investors and granting agencies. HTX programs address product development; clinical validation; technology assessment; procurement & market development. In addition to funding, HTX provides in-depth knowledge, expertise and support to expedite commercialization efforts in the sector. For additional information, please visit: https://www.htx.ca/default.aspx
The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI)
Launched in November 2010, the OBI has been established to become an internationally recognized centre of excellence in brain research, translation and innovation. It will achieve its vision by initiating, funding, promoting and stimulating brain research, education and training. The research outcomes will be translated into clinical applications and commercialization opportunities related to the prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and management of brain diseases and disorders. The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit corporation funded by the Government of Ontario. The OBI will serve as a nexus for collaborative efforts, with a program focused on bringing together Ontario’s leading scientists and clinicians drawn from Ontario’s universities, colleges, and hospitals. For additional information about the Ontario Brain Institute, please visit: http://www.braininstitute.ca/