Dr. Chad Gaffield, CEO, U15 Canada quoted in the Science Business article by Richard L. Hudson | Published November 28, 2023
A deal for Canada to join the EU’s big R&D programme sets off a flurry of preparation by universities, government agencies. Grant applications could start next year under a ‘transitional arrangement’, say EU officials.
Canada’s research community is rushing to organise the people and programmes needed to take full advantage of a deal opening the door to the EU’s big Horizon Europe research programme.
Universities in Canada are expanding their grant offices and forging new European alliances, while the federal government is planning funding and advisory systems. As announced on 24 November, Brussels and Ottawa plan to sign a formal agreement by mid-2024 for Canada to become an associate member of the €95.5 billion EU programme – meaning Canadian researchers will be able to apply for EU funding alongside European partners….