OTTAWA, Ontario, October 14, 2009–International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada) today announced the launch of three Canada-Brazil Calls for Proposals (CFP) that aim to stimulate partnership development, collaborative research and development, and the joint commercialization of new technologies. Leveraging investment from the Governments of Canada and Brazil, ISTPCanada and FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation) will inject critical funds into small- to medium-sized and established companies that aspire to seize new global market opportunities, and generate collaborative R&D valued at a minimum of $10 million.