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Canadian Connected & Autonomous Vehicle R&D Mission to South Korea - November 26-29, 2019

Request for Expression of Interest

Global Affairs Canada through the Embassy of Canada in Seoul and the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), will be pleased to receive your application to participate in the “Canadian Connected & Autonomous Vehicle R&D Mission to South Korea”, which will take place from 26-29 November, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea.

Please note that interested companies must apply no later than September 20, 2019.

Mission Objective

The connected & autonomous vehicle (CAV) sector is a key economic driver in both Canada and South Korea. With their strong R&D expertise and capacity in the sector, Canadian companies are well positioned to partner with leading Korean companies and R&D centers to increase their global competitiveness and access new markets. The mission will focus on introducing Canadian SMEs to potential Korean partners for industrial R&D collaboration.

Examples of R&D collaboration include:

Collaborative R&D projects (validation, adaptation and co-development) between Canadian and Korean companies resulting from the Canadian Connected & Autonomous Vehicle R&D Mission to South Korea may be eligible for Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) funding.

Canadian Delegate Profile

Canadian participants should meet the requirements below in order to benefit from this initiative:

Mission Description

The Canadian Connected & Autonomous Vehicle R&D Mission will take place over a 4-day period. Elements of the mission may include:

Technology and products of particular interest in the Korean CAV sector include:

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles in South Korea

Latest developments include:

Financial support for Travel Costs

The Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) may provide financial support to eligible participants for 50% of all eligible expenses (see application process below) such as:

How to Apply for Participation

  1. Interested companies should request an application form from Young Jin Kim (youngjin.kim@international.gc.ca), Trade Commissioner at the Embassy of Canada in Seoul. A complete application form requesting additional information on your company and your technology and your interest in discussing possible R&D opportunities will be sent to you;
  2. Completed application forms are due no later than September 20, 2019 to Young Jin Kim (youngjin.kim@international.gc.ca);
  3. The Embassy of Canada in Seoul and NRC-IRAP will select companies to participate in the mission. Selected applicants can expect to be notified no later than October 4, 2019;
  4. Companies formally selected to participate in the mission will be invited to apply for travel funding support. Interested participants should request a travel funding form from Young Jin Kim (youngjin.kim@international.gc.ca);
  5. Companies who have applied for travel support can expect to be notified of the decision on travel funding support no later than October 25, 2019.

Please note: Participation is limited. Applications submitted will be assessed to determine the eligibility of the Applicant to participate in this R&D mission based on the quality of the information provided in regards to the technology and the appropriateness of the technology for the target CIIP market.

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in collaboration with the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) delivers the Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) in South Korea. CIIP supports industrial R&D collaborations between Canadian SMEs and companies in key markets, including South Korea.

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