IC-IMPACTS Annual Research Conference UPSC

IC-IMPACTS Annual Research Conference | UPSC


India-Canada IC-IMPACTS(the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability) Annual Research Conference discusses ways of taking cooperation to new level

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In light of recent events surrounding COVID-19, IC-IMPACTS will host the 2020 Annual Research Conference online this year. 


IC-IMPACTS is the first, and only, Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence .


  • It was established through the Canadian Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) as a new Centre .
  • It was dedicated to the development of research collaborations between Canada and India.


Built upon the vision of three of Canada’s leading research universities –

  • The University of British Columbia
  • The University of Alberta
  • The University of Toronto

IC-IMPACTS is a pan-Canadian Centre bringing together researchers, industry innovators, community leaders, government agencies across India and Canada.


The aim to bring together researchers working on IC-IMPACTS projects who help drive innovation across Canada, India, and the world.

The online event will feature highlights from IC-IMPACTS research projects across Canada and India and intersections from the Centre’s three core themes:

  • Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Integrated Water Management
  • Public Health.


The conference will spotlight new technologies and demonstration projects .

  • It will focus approaches aiding in the growing demand for smart and clean economies.
  • There will also be an opportunity for participants to discuss the shared goals of Canada and India’s innovation and commercialization agendas.
  • Best practices in the areas of women in science, technology deployment, diversity in science, and STEM at schools could be shared between them.
  • Beside this exploring new research in Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Sciences, and Electric Mobility can be discussed.


  • IC-IMPACT has resulted in 1,129 publications, 63 bilateral research projects, 24 technology deployments, 352 partnerships, and 29 patents and technology disclosures
  • Projects implemented under this partnership have directly resulted in 7 start-ups and the creation of many jobs for our young graduates.
  • Approximately 200 students most of whom are masters, Ph.D., and post-doctoral fellows were trained under the IC-IMPACT.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • This partnership is aimed towards working hand-in-hand with communities in the two countries to develop community-based solutions for the most urgent needs.

The agenda is working hand-in-hand to find solutions to the key challenges that affect the quality of life of millions of people.

  • DST has been working with IC-IMPACTS for research partnerships since 2013.
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | IC-IMPACTS Annual Research Conference | UPSC

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