ECCIR Confirmed as the Network Coordinator for the Enterprise Europe Network Canada The European Commission has renewed the Canada consortium of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN Canada) until 2025, confirming that the European-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (ECCIR) will continue as the Canadian Network Coordinator. "The ECCIR team is very proud to have been [...]
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Interview with Luigi Scarpa de Masellis, a Senior Advisor in the Trade and Economic Section of the Delegation of the European Union to Canada
Interview with Luigi Scarpa de Masellis Luigi Scarpa de Masellis joined the Delegation of the European Union to Canada in September 2005. As Senior Advisor in the Trade and Economic Section , he is responsible for contributing to the fulfillment of the Delegation’s mandate regarding EU-Canada cooperation, notably in the fields of science, technology, and [...]
Our President Britta Baron was interviewed by the British journalist Robin Bisson for an article that appeared in the magazine Research Professional News. They publish news on research policy for the professional research community. Here is a part of the article published on Feb 24, 2022: Going global Britta Baron, president of the European-Canadian Centre [...]
Quebec’s world-class research ecosystem is booming. In 2021, the region is an innovative hub with talents, from both the academic and the business world, and tax incentive programs for research and development projects. Clusters, universities, and research centers are cohabiting in a strategic international location which still has a more affordable living in its cities [...]
Czech Ambassador to Canada visits GCCIR GCCIR President Bernd Reuscher and Executive Director Katelyn Petersen had the pleasure of meeting with the Czech Ambassador to Canada Dr. Bořek Lizec last Wednesday to update him on our longstanding collaboration with the Czech Technology Agency (TACR), and discuss future opportunities. The current Delta 2 call in [...]
European funding opportunities with Canada through Horizon Europe and EUREKA Network programs Introduction Canada is one of the EU’s oldest and closest partners and the diplomatic relations started formally in 1976. Even though an Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Canada and the European Union has been in place since 1996 – and [...]
Eight things you need to know about CETA by Katelyn Petersen and Benno Weissner The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been in place since autumn 2017. Three years into the Agreement, we can already see some of the huge benefits the Agreement has brought to European and Canadian Small and [...]
Investing in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Edmonton Global is a regional economic development corporation, working to attract investment into the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Located at the centre of western Canada, the Edmonton region is made up of 15 municipalities, with a population of 1.4 million people and represents the 5th largest economy in Canada. The [...]
Joint press release: EU-Canada Leaders’ virtual meeting The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, held a Leaders’ Virtual Meeting on 29 October 2020. The leaders re-affirmed their determination to continue joint efforts to overcome the [...]
GCCIR and the EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West join the Enterprise Europe Network Facilitating Trade, Investment, and Innovation between Canada and the European Union The entry of Canada into the Enterprise Europe Network in June 2020 opens a completely new range of opportunities for European SMEs in North America. Enterprise Canada Network The [...]