Entries are open until April 3, 2023 for the Canada-Italy Innovation Award, an initiative of the Canadian Embassy in Italy that seeks to reward outstanding projects in the fields of mental health, collection and recycling of critical minerals, manufacturing, storage and Hydrogen transport as a resource to combat climate change, quantum technology and gender-based violence. Born to strengthen relations between the two countries in the fields of science, technology, innovation and social sciences, the initiative of the Canadian Embassy in Italy has reached its eleventh edition. This call is aimed at Italian experts, researchers, scientists, startups, creative professionals and innovators interested in developing and deepening their research with Canadian peers and colleagues.
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HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TENDER
The call for applications focuses on projects and research in priority areas for the Government of Canada and Italy. The prize consists of reimbursement of expenses incurred for travel to Canada to meet with the Canadian partner and develop the project, up to a maximum of €3,000. In recent editions, the award has been a great success, characterized by a large number of applications from all over Italy and a high scientific-educational level. The deadline for applications is April 3, 2023. Winners will be notified on May 16, 2023. To participate in the Canada-Italy Innovation Award, you must complete an official application form, which can be downloaded from Canada-Italy Innovation. Award website. Canadian Embassy in Italy The application form must be completed in English or French and sent to the Canadian Embassy in Italy by email to rome-scien[email protected] by the deadline specified at the Embassy.
Regarding the evaluation criteria, it is worth highlighting that applications will be evaluated by a panel of experts from the Canadian Embassy in Italy based on various criteria, including the degree of innovation of the proposed project, the quality of the proposal. Expected capacity for results and their delivery, relevance of the thematic priorities indicated by the Canadian Embassy in Italy, possibility of meaningful and long-term cooperation between the Italian candidate and the Canadian partner, the ability to expand the cooperation to a wider organizational level , the use of creative and innovative cooperation models, the innovative use of research infrastructures and finally gender-based analysis plus (GBA+). Entries that convincingly demonstrate the value of international collaboration and the potential for innovative results and social and economic impact will receive the highest consideration.
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