M-ERA.NET delegation explores cooperation with Quebec province in Canada

An M-ERA.NET delegation visited the province of Québec, Canada, 9-10 October 2018, with three main objectives:

*) Introduce M-ERA.NET activities to public funding organisations to raise their awareness for options to involve the province of Québec in joint activities in the field of advanced materials;meetings were held with 

  • MÉSI (Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation –Québec)
  • PRIMA (Pôle Recherche Innovation Matériaux Avancés -Québec)
  • FRQ-NT (Fonds de Recherche du Québec- Nature et Technologies)
  • NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) 

*) Receive information about relevant Québec research funding programmes and priorities

*) Visit selected local research centers and facilities in the domain of materials research:

  • ETS (École de technologie supérieure –Montreal)
  • Concordia University –Green SEAM (NSERC Strategic Network on Green Surface Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing -Montreal)
  • CREPEC (Research Center for High Performance Polymer and Composite Systems–Montreal).

Opportunities for future cooperation were discussed with all funding organisations with a view to a potential participation of the province of Québec in joint activities already in 2019.

Selected institutions from the Québec research community were informed about the scope of M-ERA.NET activities and the opportunities to cooperate with research centres and clusters in European countries and regions.

 

  • MÉSI (Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation –Québec)

  

  • PRIMA (Pôle Recherche Innovation Matériaux Avancés -Québec)

   

  • NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) 

  

  • CREPEC (Research Center for High Performance Polymer and Composite Systems–Montreal).