Provincial Innovation Minister Jeremy Harrison is supportive of the new deal too: "There is considerable power in partnerships and the government of Saskatchewan is pleased to be working together with the CIIRDF
to share knowledge, expand our research and innovation capabilities and further strengthen the relationship with our friends in Israel.
Within Saskatchewan, CIIRDF will work closely with the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS), the International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII), the Sylvia Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation (SFCNI), and the Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC).
There is considerable power in partnerships and the Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to be working together with the CIIRDF to share knowledge, expand our research and innovation capabilities, and further strengthen the relationship with our friends in Israel, Minister responsible for Innovation Jeremy Harrison said.
CIIRDF, an organization with offices in Canada and Israel receives funds from both governments in order to promote technology and business partnerships between the two countries.
The grant awarded under the CIIRDF program is payable upon the completion of certain milestones over the course of the project's expected development span and repayable by the participating companies as a percentage of sales.
We are delighted with the grant we received from CIIRDF, which is an important validation of Compugen's capabilities in selecting and identifying disease associated genes," said Kinneret Savitsky, Ph.
The CIIRDF resulted from the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Cooperation in Private Sector Industrial Research & Development, by the Government of Israel and the Government of Canada.