Industry Canada

Industry Canada

November 09, 2011 10:00 ET

Canada Enhances Research and Business Collaboration Opportunities with Germany

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2011) - Today, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), wrapped up his visit to Berlin where he participated in the 26th annual German-Canadian Conference. The Minister of State also met with senior German government officials, as well as science and technology leaders, to discuss Canadian–German collaboration between universities and businesses to support innovation.

"There are tremendous opportunities for international researchers and businesses to come to Canada and invest in research and development," said Minister of State Goodyear. "My visit allowed me to showcase these opportunities and promote stronger linkages with Canadian researchers and innovators. The relationship we are building will benefit the Canadian and German economies."

In a keynote address delivered to conference delegates, Minister of State Goodyear underscored the 40th anniversary of the Canada–Germany Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement, which has resulted in over 500 joint research projects between the two countries. He encouraged further cooperation in science and technology, the strengthening of existing business relationships, and the enhancement of Germany–Canada bilateral trade.

"Canada has the right investment climate for businesses to grow and succeed," said the Minister of State. "As we look to the future, our government understands that technological development, research and innovation are going to be critical for our continued economic growth and advancement."

Contact Information

  • Stephanie Thomas
    Special Assistant (Communications)
    Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
    Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    613-960-7728

    Media Relations
    Industry Canada
    613-943-2502