Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Canadian Minister of Industry Accepts S&T Strategy's Sub-Priorities Recommended by the Science, Technology and Innovation Council

The Industry Canada minister accepted (Sept 2 2008) recommendations from the Science, Technology and Innovation Council on the sub-priorities of the four priority areas identified in the 2007 Science and Technology (S&T) Strategy (The State of Science & Technology in Canada, 2006, Council of Canadian Academies). The recommended sub-areas are:
  • S&T priority: Environmental science and technologies
    Sub-priorities: Water (health, energy, security); cleaner methods of extracting, processing and using hydrocarbon fuels, including reduced consumption of these fuels

  • S&T priority: Natural resources and energy
    Sub-priorities: Energy production in the oil sands; Arctic (resource production, climate change adaptation, monitoring); biofuels, fuel cells and nuclear energy

  • S&T priority: Health and related life sciences and technologies
    Sub-priorities: Regenerative medicine; neuroscience; health in an aging population; biomedical engineering and medical technologies

  • S&T priority: Information and communications technologies
    Sub-priorities: New media, animation and games; wireless networks and services; broadband networks; telecom equipment

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