Canada-India Partnership Development Activities
Under the Canada-India Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, the two governments have agreed to foster joint activities aimed at generating new or expanded research and technology-based partnerships between the two countries (termed Partnership Development Activities or PDAs).
Partnership Development Activities bring together university researchers, technology developers, industry leaders, subject matter experts and other stakeholders from a minimum of two jurisdictions to explore novel models of R&D collaboration, and innovative ways to work cooperatively on new technology advancements or solutions to the existing problems. They may take the form of:
- Scientific seminars, conferences, symposia and workshops
- Other joint activities that involve exchanges among scientists, experts, industry participants and academics
These initiatives aim to help participants become more competitive by developing global research-based alliances with the potential to foster increased international R&D or business collaboration.
This unilateral Call for Proposals (CFP) for Partnership Development Activities (PDAs) between Canada and India will be delivered by ISTPCanada, a non-governmental organization selected by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International trade to deliver elements of the International Science and Technology Partnerships Program.