Research & Development
Canada and Norway have many similar priorities in research and development (R&D). In addition to polar research, focus areas include environmental technology, aquaculture, biotechnology and energy.
Canada's Innovation Agenda
The Canadia Government has set 15 goals in connection with the implimentation of the Innovation Agenda. Goals include positioning Canada in the top 5 nations in the world for R&D by 2010, that the Government's funding for R&D is doubled by 2010, and that Canada is ranked amongst the world's best in terms of innovative products.
Canada has invested in attracting and retaining researchers through the creation of 2000 new chairs at universities throughout the country. Further investment in research facilities is linked to each chair, funded through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. Funding has now been granted for a further 197 chairs.
Canada's research network
Canadas federal research network consists of 27 partners:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Canada Research Chairs
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Canadian Foundation for Climate Change and Atmospheric Sciences
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Canadian International Development Agency
Canadian Space Agency
Communications Research Centre Canada
Defence Research and Development Canada
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
International Development Research Centre
Investment partnerships Canada
National Research Council Canada
Natural Resources Canada
Natural Science and Engineering Research Council
Networks of Centres of Excellence
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Technology Partnerships Canada
Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCEs)
NCE was launched in 1988 and now has an annual budget of C$77.4 million. The networks are made up from participants from universities, industry, government departments and NGOs. Since its foundation, NCE has created 97 companies and secured hundreds of patents.
Support for international co-operation
Support for international R&D partnering is available through the following programs:
Tax treatment for R&D in Canada
Canada is one of the best countries in the world to carry out R&D. For information on the advantages of R&D innCanada contact the Canadian Embassy in Oslo.