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U.S.-Canada innovation partnership launched

Aim is to elevate cross-border collaboration between leading institutions


An innovation-based partnership between the United States and Canada has been launched to promote a deeper bilateral relationship through collaboration on innovation, technology, research, science, and related issues.

U.S. Consul General Greg Stanford officially unveiled the U.S.-Canada Innovation Partnership, which will work together to increase cross-border collaboration, foster ideas to develop the workforce of the future, and cultivate a shared values-based approach to promote the adoption and acceleration of emerging technologies, innovations, and research. Initial projects include a cybersecurity workshop in November 2019, an artificial intelligence symposium in January 2020, and an education mobility initiative for the Great Lakes Region.

Partnership, composed of nationally and internationally recognized leaders

The Consulate announced the appointments of its partnership, composed of nationally and internationally recognized leaders, including CEOs of leading technology incubators MaRS Discovery District and the Digital Media Zone (DMZ); Executives from Cisco, Google Canada, OMERS, and Accenture; Presidents and Vice Presidents from the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, University of Waterloo, McMaster University, and York University; experts from the Cross-Border Institute at the University of Windsor; the Dean of Northeastern University Toronto; leaders from the Government of Ontario and City of Kitchener; representatives of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and Torys, LLP; and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Vector Institute, Evergreen, The Knowledge Society and the Centre for Social Innovation. The full list can be found here.

“We are looking forward to leveraging the wisdom of our partnership’s founding members in a collaborative approach to advance shared innovation and technology priorities for the benefit of a prosperous and secure North America,” sasy Stanford.