Canadian Forestry Technology Mission to EUREKA Innovation DaysShawni Beaulieu March 28, 2018
Request for expression of interest
The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) are pleased to invite Canadian SMEs to submit an expression of interest to join a Forestry Technology mission to Helsinki, Finland, which will take place from May 21-25, 2018. This mission will include EUREKA Innovation Days partnering events, a special Canada-Finland forestry sector partnering event and site visits with Finnish companies.
To establish collaborative industrial research and development opportunities in the Forestry Technology sector between Canadian and European companies, leading to future economic benefits. Collaborative projects will be able to access the EUREKA network process, a proven international public funding platform of which both Canada and Finland are members.
EUREKA is an international network for market-driven industrial R&D that includes over 40 economies from the EU, Europe, Israel, South Korea, South Africa, Chile, and Canada. Through Canada’s associate membership in EUREKA, Canadian innovators have an advantage in accessing technology, expertise, and markets in Europe and beyond. NRC is the national contact point for EUREKA. Projects are financed through national public and private funding mechanisms, including NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) for Canadian SMEs.
The deadline to submit the completed application form to NRC IRAP is April 6, 2018.