Advanced Manufacturing in Canada 2017
The Advanced Manufacturing Expert Mission travelled to Waterloo, Winnipeg and Montreal in December 2017 to share the information and insights gathered during the delegation’s time in Canada.
Abstract from outcome report:
On 18 September 2017, Canada and the UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on science, technology, and innovation. The MoU recognises Canada and the UK as global leaders in research, development and innovation, and will enhance bilateral cooperation in complementary areas of research, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. This will be achieved by strengthening ties between the UK and Canada’s government bodies, knowledge-based institutions, innovation clusters, and businesses.
The goal is to accelerate the commercialisation of emerging technologies, grow domestic firms and create jobs in both countries. Initial areas of focus include advanced manufacturing, agricultural technologies, clean technologies and quantum technologies, with the potential to include additional sectors of mutual interest. It will also look to include underrepresented groups and sharing the benefits of economic growth in both countries.
About Global Expert Missions
The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme is funded by Innovate UK to support the Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation. Led by Innovate UK KTN, GEMs play an important role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future bilateral collaboration programmes.