17 Nov II International Triple Helix Summit: award for the Italy-Québec collaboration
The Centro Studi Italia Canada returns to deal with the Joint International Research Unit (UMI), born from the collaboration between the National Research Council (CNR) and the Université Laval and is committed in the development of projects in the field of scientific research, innovation, education and transfer of knowledge in the emerging field of the biomolecular study of the intestinal microbiome, based on cooperation.
The collaboration between our coordination center for all the researches at national level and the scientific section of one of the most prestigious Canadian universities (in Québec) is going very well according to the results obtained on the Triple Helix project, a model known all over the world and based on the interaction between institutions, industry and research, presented this summer at the UMI Steering Committee and awarded by the Commission of the International Triple Helix Summit, held from 10 to 13 November 2018 in Dubai. The award, letter of medal award, was withdrawn by the project representative, Dr. Emanuele Fiore, Senior Technologist, Institute for Polymers, Composites, and Biomaterials of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and former Scientific Attaché at the Italian Embassy in Canada from June 2007 to October 2014.
The “science diplomacy” is an important part of the policies of the Canadian province of Quebec, which invests heavily in scientific research and technological innovation, approximately CAD $ 580 million for a five-year strategic plan in this field (2017-2022). It is therefore important to establish and maintain an even scientific cooperation between Italy and Canada, in the light of the strengthening of relations between Canada and the European Union with the strategic partnership agreement (SPA) and the economic-commercial agreement (CETA).