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Cooperazione scientifica


Cooperazione scientifica

Scientific cooperation between Italy and Canada

Scientific relations between Canada and Italy started a century ago, when the great Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi received, on the 12th of December 1901, the first transatlantic radio signal in the history of communications, sent from England to Signal Hill, in Newfoundland.

Just one year later, on the 15th of December 1902, Marconi was able to send, from the station at Table Head in Nova Scotia, the first intelligible radio message across the Ocean. This reflects the important role and merits of Italian science in starting a technological revolution that changed the world of telecommunications and has greatly contributed to the structure of modern society having consequences on the personal and professional life of every individual.

At the same time, it also reflects the essential role of Canada who supported Marconi by providing financial and logistical aid. From this first contact channel, the scientific-technological relationship between the two countries has increasingly intensified over the years, reaching the highest level of collaboration to date.

The Scientific Office of the Embassy of Italy in Ottawa plays a central role in promotional activities in science and technology through a series of tasks which are listed below:

1. development of bilateral cooperation, negotiation and implementation of working programs in  S & T
2. promotion of Italian S & T;
3. management of information networks;
4. management of contacts with Italian researchers abroad, researchers of Italian descent and prominent  foreign researchers;
5. execution of promotional events in the science and technology sector;
6. Information on the S & T system of the country of accreditation;
7. coordination with the Italian Cultural Institutes for the organisation of promoting events Italian scientific culture;
8. coordination with the Commercial Offices of the Italian Embassies and the Offices of the Italian Trade Commision for the promotion of the Italian high tech sector.

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