Expanding our technology relations with Mexico
The Government of Alberta has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the state of Nuevo León to explore opportunities that promote innovation. This initiative is part of the Rachel Notley Premier’s plan to promote economic diversification and job creation.
The MOU is focused on the areas of information technology and communication, life sciences, environmental technology and clean energy. Alberta is the first Canadian province to sign this type of agreement with Nuevo León.
“We are fighting for what is most important for all, which is to create more and better opportunities for the innovators of our province. This agreement translates into a very valuable international experience for our innovators that will help attract investment and promote growth, for the benefit of all Albertans, “said Deron Bilous, Minister of Economic Development and Trade. “Mexico is becoming a major commercial partner by working side by side with Alberta to achieve our common innovation goals and expand the technology sectors,” Bilous said.
“We are very pleased to be able to collaborate with the Government of Alberta, and we really want to sign this agreement that will surely bring great benefits to the two regions. Nuevo León is a leader in the field of digital transformation and industry 4.0 in Mexico, and has much to offer Alberta, “said Roberto Russildi Montellano, Secretary of Economy and Labor.
- Mexico is the third most important bilateral trade partner in Alberta.
- In 2017, bilateral trade between Mexico and Alberta was $ 2.8 billion.
- Of all the Mexican states, Nuevo León is considered one of the largest contributors to the growth of the national economy, being the state leader in advanced manufacturing, with a solid record of technology commercialization.
- The MOU between Alberta and Nuevo Leon will be in effect until September 30, 2021.
- Historically, Alberta has established very good technology collaborations with several jurisdictions in Mexico, China and Europe.
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