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 40 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

  • Health and Life Sciences: 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.
  • Clean Energy and Environment: Promoting the advancement, development and adoption of renewable energy and clean technology in a wide variety of areas, including carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS), smart grids and energy storage.
  • Science and Innovation Policy: SIN Canada will continue to support its relationship with the federal government by continued expertise sharing, particularly in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Polar Regions: Enable UK-Collaboration in Arctic scientific research, including UK participation in the new Canadian High Arctic Research Station.
  • Advanced Manufacturing: Canada and the UK are world leading in the fields of automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles. SIN Canada will build off of previous year’s work and continue to promote UK-Canada collaboration in these areas.

Contact us

Science and Innovation Network, Ottawa

Kathryn Bodkin
80 Elgin Street
Ottawa Ontario K1P 5K7
Canada

National Capital Region and federal issues

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, Ottawa

M'Lisa Colbert
80 Elgin St.
Ottawa Ontario K1P 5K7
Canada

Climate change, arctic/polar and other federal issues

Science and Innovation Network, Toronto

Yusra Uzair
777 Bay Street, Suite 2800
Toronto Ontario M5G 2G2
Canada

Geographic coverage: Ontario

Science and Innovation Network, Calgary

Brandon Rasula
Suite 5100, 150 6th Ave SW
Calgary Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba T2P3Y7
Canada

Geographic coverage: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Science and Innovation Network, Vancouver

Paolo Marcazzan
1111 Melville Street, Suite 800
Vancouver British Columbia V6E 3V6
Canada

Geographic coverage: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, the Yukon

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