The Science and Innovation Network (SIN) plays an important role in encouraging prosperity and growth by fostering international scientific cooperation.

Science and innovation underpin the economies of both Canada and the UK. Encouraging work between the two countries therefore produces benefits for both.

To promote international collaboration the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office jointly fund the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) based in 31 countries around the world.

For an introductory brief which covers the local Science and Innovation landscape, UK priorities and successes in Canada, read the UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot.

Responsibilities

SIN Canada helps researchers in the UK increase their reach through partnerships with Canadian research organisations. In addition, we work with governments across the UK and Canada to exchange policy best practice. Our offices in Canada also offer professional, authoritative and personalised assistance to British and Canadian researchers and companies.

Priorities

  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is seen as critical to meeting global climate change targets. SIN Canada leads an international network to increase the understanding of how CCS can fit into a low carbon future.
  • Advanced engineering is central to the well-being and economic development of every nation. As well as fostering collaborative projects in aeronautics, space, robotics and precise agriculture, SIN will showcase engineering to attract students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.
  • Dementia is an untreatable condition with high social and economic costs, affecting millions worldwide. Our network is coordinating DementiaHack, a project to create technology solutions to improve quality of life.
  • Antimicrobial resistance poses a major threat to public health and needs a global solution. SIN Canada is working with partners throughout the Americas to stimulate policy and scientific research in this field.

Contact us

Science and Innovation Network, Ottawa

Kendra Sakaguchi
80 Elgin Street
Ottawa Ontario K1P 5K7
Canada

Geographic coverage: National Capital Region

Science and Innovation Network, Montreal

Dr. Mario Rivero-Huguet
1940-2000 McGill College Avenue
Montreal Quebec H3A 3H3
Canada

Geographic coverage: Québec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

Science and Innovation Network, Toronto

Kat Bodkin
777 Bay Street, Suite 2800
Toronto Ontario M5G 2G2
Canada

Geographic coverage: Ontario

Science and Innovation Network, Vancouver

Niniane Tozzi
1111 Melville Street, Suite 800
Vancouver British Columbia V6E 3V6
Canada

Geographic coverage: British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories, the Yukon

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