California Program 

The Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership (CCSIP) Program Overview 

ISTPCanada is pleased to be the delivery agent for an important program that links research-intensive Canadian universities with the University of California system.  

The Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership (CCSIP) is a catalyst for collaborative Research, Development and Delivery (RD&D) between two innovation-intensive jurisdictions: California, one of the most dynamic innovation engines on earth; and Canada, a leading country in university research intensity.
Far greater than the sum of its parts, CCSIP is a bilateral collaboration initiative that aims to capitalize on the complementary strengths of Canada and California, and to build on a well-established trade relationship valued at over US$35 billion in 2008.  CCSIP stimulates the:

  • Development of new models of collaboration between Canada and California that leverage key research capabilities, address common priorities, and accelerate the delivery of research results; and  
  • Launch of revolutionary RD&D projects that aim to bring new products and services to market, and deliver economic and social benefits to citizens in both jurisdictions  

First CCSIP Call for Proposals: In December 2008, ISTPCanada and the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) launched and jointly managed the first CCSIP Call for Proposals. The Call aimed to stimulate the novel ideas, and catalyze the development of innovative multi–campus and multi–disciplinary research and educational collaborations between the two jurisdictions.  

Announcement of Selected Projects: In January 2010, CCSIP, together with ISTPCanada and the University of California, announced the selection of 15 bilateral projects emerging from the CFP.  

Bringing together a total of 23 Canadian universities, eight campuses of the University of California, and more than 49 companies, government labs and agencies from both sides of the border, the selected initiatives include the organization of nine collaborative events (such as workshops and symposia) and the development of six Canada-California R&D business plans.  

Should you require additional information about CCSIP, please reference or contact:  Sonya Shorey, CCSIP Communications Strategist: or 613.851.9416

Please refer back to this page for updates on upcoming Canada-California programs and activities.

CCSIP Announces Selection of 15 Bilateral Projects

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