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ERA-Can+ success and future endeavors in EU – Canada cooperation

Roma, 15 settembre 2016
Embassy of Canada, Via Salaria, 243

Organizzato da: ERA-Can+ in partnership with the Canadian Embassy in Rome


In the year of the celebrations of 20 years since the signing of the Canada-EU S&T Agreement, along with  40 years of diplomatic relations between Europe and Canada, and  lastly, 10 years of the ERA-Can platform, the ERA-Can+ project ( has the pleasure to invite you to the final ERA-Can+ event which will be held in Rome the 15th of September.  

The event will be an opportune time for a celebration starting from the history of the platform to the presentation of the latest results, but also the occasion for presenting the huge success of the cooperation in both the social and natural sciences, promoting the opportunities for European researchers in Canada and the results of the major actions from H2020: ERC and MSCA.


The afternoon will concentrate on emerging thematics for cooperation, i.e. Climate change and circular economy; Security- first responders and cyber security; Migration; and FIWARE or other networks. Your participation will help in fostering future collaborations with the EU and provide opportunities to meet with participating EC officials and others, interested in partnering with Canada.


ERA-Can+, in partnership with the Canadian Embassy in Rome will host the event and look forward to you joining in these celebrations.




Morning Moderator: Debbie Kemp, International Relations, Defence, Research & Development Canada, Department of National Defence



Peter McGovern, Canada's Ambassador to Italy

9.20-9.30EU- Canada Cooperation


Wolfgang Wittke, Policy Officer For the Americas DG RTD - EC

9.35-9.50ERA-Can+ Results and Legacy


Martina Desole,  APRE & ERA-Can+ Coordinator

9.50-10.15A Successful EU-Canada/Multilateral Cooperation on Social Sciences and Humanities: The T-AP Experience


Ted Hewitt, President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

10.15-10.45Emerging Canada-EU Cooperation Themes


Security - Focus on First Responders Collaboration

Eric Fournier, Counsellor, Defence and Research Development Canada

Climate Change – Future Collaborations
Michael Willmott, First Secretary, Science & Technology, Canada's Mission to the EU

  3_Fournier   4_Willmott
10.45-11.15Coffee Break
11.15-11.30Example of a Provincial Contribution to the Canada/EU Collaboration


Hasna RouighiCoordonnatrice Europe - États-Unis, Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation du Québec

11.30-12.00Opportunities for European Researchers


Claire MillingtonUniversities Canada 

12.0-12.30Marie Curie and ERC: an EU – Canadian Connection


Angelo D’Agostino, NCP MSCA APRE

12.30-14.00Networking Lunch
14.00-16.00EU-Canada Innovation Partnerships
Martina Desole, APRE,  Introduction to the session


The EU – Canadian Innovation Landscape

Martina Desole, APRE

Roundtables - Future Canada-EU Innovation Cooperation

Moderated by Ted Hewitt, SSHRC


1) Accelerator/Incubator Partnership
Isabelle CouturePublic Policy Forum

Jenni Salonga, Edmonton Research Park

Clarelisa CamilleriEBN

Emanuele FioreIPCB National Research Council of Italy

Marco BerzanoResearch Division - European Research Support Officer - Università Politecnica delle Marche


2) Canada-EU Celebrates Fiware Entry into Canada
Mehadi Sayed, Clinisys

Jenni Salonga, Edmonton Research Park

Jose Gonzalez, UPM

  8_Desole2   9_Canada
16.00-16.30Conclusion and Final Remarks
Martina Desole and Wolfgang Wittke 
16.30-16.40Sealing of Fiware Canada-EU Collaboration

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