The Union Cabinet approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canada for cooperation in field of Science & Technology. The MoU was concluded by Department of Science and Technology (DST) with Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada.
The MoU will provide mechanism and help to foster scientific cooperation between Research & Development (R&D) and academic institutions of India and Canada. Under it, an innovative model of R&D cooperation between India and Canada will be implemented.
Under this MoU, India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnership to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS) programme will be supported to promote multidisciplinary research partnerships between both countries.
The R&D projects will be aimed at accelerating social transformation by providing solutions through application of S&T. The participants will include researchers from scientific organizations, academia and R&D laboratories from India and Canada.
Identified areas of mutual cooperation under the MoU include safe and sustainable infrastructure and integrated water management. This will help to develop institutional networking and support establishment of connections between scientific organizations, scientists and specialists of both countries.