The Government of the Canadian province of Ontario announced an investment of CAD$ 900,000 through the Ontario-India Research Collaboration Fund (OIRCF) for three projects, according to a report in Business Standard. This bilateral program between the Ministry of Research and Innovation and India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will improve health and sustainable technologies.
The OIRCF project in bio-sciences will develop new treatments against drug resistant malaria that can be deployed in remote areas. The two projects in clean-technology will develop a new water treatment system, as well as community energy storage facility in an Indian setting.
On sustainable technologies, India and Canada are working together to ensure reduced energy use in buildings, increased water conservation and development of innovative low carbon construction materials and improved performance of structures and flows, including networks and internet connectivity.