Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation, will be announced on his inaugural visit to Israel.
Over 20 million dollars has been invested in CIIRDF (the agency responsible for managing the funding program for both Ontario and Israel) since signing the MOU a decade ago.
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Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation, Reza Moridi, will be travelling to Israel early next week in order to announce further investment in joint Israeli and Canadian R&D projects.The announcement will be made along with the Israeli Chief Scientist.
During his visit, the minister will meet with government, Academia and Hi-Tech Industry representatives and will also take part in the Bio-Med 2015 Conference. His meetings will include one with the Israeli Chief Scientist Mr. Avi Hasson, and one with the Rector of the Hebrew University Prof. Asher Cohen. The Minister will also travel to Natanya to visit Elbit’s offices there, where he will be introduced to one of the projects funded by the MOU. Later that day he will meet with Prof. Boaz Golany the Technion’s Vice President for External Relations & Resource Development.
Israel and Ontario are celebrating a decade to the signing of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) for joint R&D partnership between both parties. So far, the Overall investment in joint R&D projects has exceeded 20 million dollars.