Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership

Together with the University of California, the Canadian government established the Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership (CCSIP) in 2005. The CCSIP provides a forum for informal exchanges between the following stakeholders:

  • the Canadian and Californian governments
  • Canada's 16 most research-intensive universities, three of which are located in Québec (Université de Montréal, McGill University and Université Laval)
  • the University of California
  • Stanford University
  • certain private-sector players and other research and innovation-oriented organizations, including Genome Canada, the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation

The CCSIP's main objective is to forge new partnerships and create specific projects that can generate commercially viable results in strategic, high-priority areas of innovation in Canada and California.

The CCSIP is managed by a steering committee made up of 12 members (six Canadians and six Californians) from the academic, research and private business communities, who work to promote partner participation in conferences and contributions to its various working groups.

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Last update: 2019-04-18 10:12:15 AM