Canada’s Ontario province expects more research and innovation partnerships with China as part of efforts to strengthen its economy, Shanghai Daily reported Friday. During a just-concluded weeklong trip to China, Reza Moridi, Ontario’s minister of research and innovation, focused on collaboration opportunities in life sciences, information technology and clean technology, the report said. During the trip, Ontario officials inked a memorandum of understanding with China’s Ministry of Science and Technology for 12 collaboration projects between the Canadian province and Chinese research institutions and industry. Also unveiled was a commitment of an extra C$10 million (US$8.89 million) in joint Ontario-China funding to support the next round of collaboration projects, the report said.
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