Canada was the guest country of the 9th edition of Transfiere. As such, the Canadian R&D&i ecosystem participates in the different activity areas of the Forum (networking, conference programme and exhibition area, among others).
Canada is positioned at the forefront of different types of science, technology and innovation, and is recognized as one of the most innovative and competitive economies in the world.
Additionally, Canada and Spain enjoy a stable and growing trading relationship and share strong links in terms of investment and scientific and technical collaboration.
These links have been strengthened with the entry into force of the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union at the end of 2017.
This section will be updated shortly with the Canadian entities and companies that will be present at Transfiere 2020.
Why was Canada’s presence important for Transfiere 2020?
Canada is the most educated country in the world (measured in terms of percentage of population with higher education according to the OECD criteria).
On average, its annual investment in R&D activities is 15,400 million Canadian dollars (equivalent to about 10,520 million €).
There are half a million graduates from Canadian universities every year.
The labour sector in Canada has a higher availability of qualified engineers than any other G7 country.
It is the second G7 country in attracting seed funds and 17% of its working population are entrepreneurs.
Canada generates 4% of all world knowledge, despite the fact that it only represents 0.5% of the global population.
It consistently achieves a high assessment in indicators related to education quality, market regulation and social factors.
Canada´s presence during Transfiere 2020
The Canadian R&D&i ecosystem was present at: