17 Oct 2013, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: India and Canada will soon begin research and development collaboration in all areas of biotechnology, including life sciences and medical devices under the Canada-India scientific and technological cooperation.
The collaboration aims to foster and support the development of R&D projects that would bring companies, research organizations and academics from both the countries on a common platform for the joint development of innovative products or processes.
The project further wants to engage small-to-medium-sized companies and/or larger, well established firms that would address a specific market need or challenge. Added to this, the collaboration would demonstrate high industrial relevance and commercial potential and aim to deliver benefit to all participants, and more broadly, to both nations.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) from India and International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada), an NGO selected by the government of Ontario on the Canadian side, have called for proposals from eligible scientists for the project.