The Canada Foundation for Innovation on Friday announced that 87 projects will benefit from a total of $333 M in funding for research infrastructure. These projects include a collaborative effort by scholars at Carleton University [CIEC Academic Member], McGill University, Simon Fraser University [CIEC Academic Member], and the University of Victoria to develop new components for the ATLAS detector at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Switzerland, which enabled the discovery of the Higgs boson; studies at Toronto General Hospital into healing human organs outside of the body for transplants; and research at Ryerson University into the social and cultural impact of the “Internet of Things.”
Source: Times of India via Indian Economic Business News
The Premier of Manitoba paid a visit to Ahmedabad on February 6th, along with representatives of 26 companies, as part of a trade mission to India. Greg Selinger, the Premier of Manitoba, was in the city as part of a 10-day trade mission to promote the province. The companies, from the sectors of renewable energy, food and beverages, automobiles, construction, agriculture and aerospace, had individual meetings with Gujarat- based companies. The National Innovation Foundation (NIF) made a presentation on inclusive innovation in the new Indian economy. Selinger visited the Tata Nano plant in Sanand and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University to explore joint research possibilities in education.