OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2012) - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will showcase Canada's achievements in encouraging partnerships among government, academic and business sectors and in fostering innovation at the ninth annual Science and Technology in Society Forum in Kyoto, Japan.

"Fostering partnerships remains central to our government's science and technology strategy," said Minister of State Goodyear. "Canada's long-standing international cooperation is fostering greater engagement between institutions that conduct world-leading research and companies that seek to grow through greater innovation."

While in Japan, the Minister of State will also participate in meetings with government, academic and business representatives. He will promote higher education partnerships and showcase the Harper Government's approaches to science and technology.

Minister of State Goodyear also plans to meet with officials from the Japanese automotive and aerospace sectors. He will tour research-intensive facilities where leading technologies are currently being developed.

Contact Information:

Michele-Jamali Paquette
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
Minister of State (Science and Technology)
613-947-2956

Industry Canada
Media Relations
613-943-2502