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Korea-Canada International Cooperation Platform Website R&D Canada Launched (July 1)

- Strengthening Korea-Canada Joint Research by Providing Information on Canada's S&T Research Trends and Korean Canadian Scientists

The MSIT announced on July 1 (Mon) the launch of the website R&D Canada (rndcanada.kosen21.org), a platform for science and technology cooperation between Korea and Canada.

R&D Canada was launched with the aim of promoting science and technology cooperation, such as researcher exchanges and joint research between Korean and Canada. The website introduces Canada's science and technology trends, news about Canadian research institutes and information about Korean Canadian researchers. It also posts job and projects opportunities in Korea, as well as information about Korean research institutes.

Any organizations or individual researchers that want to work with Canada can post their research proposals on R&D Canada, using the website as a platform of cooperation (e.g. joint research with Korean Canadian researchers).

R&D Canada was developed by Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) with the support from the MSIT at the request of the Association of Korean-Canadian Scientists and Engineers (AKCSE).

The AKCSE was founded in 1986 with the aim of contributing to science and technology advancement in Korea and Canada, supporting scientist exchanges and Korean youth in the field in Canada.

* There are currently 3000 registered members and 11 local chapters.

. The website was first showcased at the 2019 Canada-Korea Conference on Science & Technology (CKC2019) held on June 18 (Tue) in Banff, Canada, and garnered positive reviews not only among Korean-Canadian scientists but also among other participants including those from Korea's government-funded research institutes.

The Korean Canadian researchers who participated in the event expressed their anticipation that the R&D Canada website will help them expand cooperation with their homeland by providing opportunities to collaborate with Korean scientists and strengthen their research capabilities through knowledge exchange.

Director-General Song Kyung-hee of the International Cooperation Bureau at the MSIT said, "I hope that the R&D Canada website spurs Korea-Canada cooperation in science and technology such as researcher exchange or joint research projects."

- She added, "The Ministry will fully support the cooperation with Korean scientists' associations abroad to promote successful international cooperation in science and technology.“

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