Why do research in Canada?



Do your research in Canada: it pays off!

Why should you work together with Canadian colleagues?

  • International cooperation is key to stay at the research top
  • International cooperation is needed to tackle regional & global problems
  • Canada and Europe have many common research priorities
  • Canada offers excellent researchers and modern research infrastructures
  • Canada offers Research, Technology Developement and Innovation (RTDI) progammes that are open to European participation
  • Some RTDI programmes offer direct or indirect financial benefits to European researchers

A good example of a programme that offers financial benefits for European researchers is the Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive Program.


Canadian research priorities

Environmental Science and Technologies: Water (health, energy and security); Cleaner production and use of hydrocarbon fuels

Natural Resources and Energy: Oil sands energy production; Arctic (resources production, climate change adaptation and monitoring); Biofuels fuel cells and nuclear energy

Health and Related Life Sciences and Technologies: Regenerative medicine; Neurosience; Health in an aging population; Biomedical engineering and medical technologies

Information and Communications Technologies: New media; Animation and games; Wireless networks and services; Broadband networks; Telecommunications equipment

(Source: Government of Canada, Mobilizing Science and Technology to Canada’s Advantage, Progress Report 2009, Ottawa)

On 5 September 2011 opportunities for doing environmental research in Canada were promoted in Gdansk.

For more information, click here.


On 9 June 2011 opportunities for doing health research in Canada were promoted in Brussels.

For more information, click here.


Access2Canada flyer


Click here to download the A2C project brochure (PDF).



Download the OPPORTUNITY REPORT 2010 (PDF).