Organization: National Research Council

BC-China projects receive $4 million in funding

A joint British Columbia-China program has announced $4 million in funding for eight projects aligned with priority areas in the province’s new Research and Innovation Strategy (R$, July 3/07). The projects were funded under the Innovation and Commercialization Strategic Development Program (ICSD), an initiative of the BC Innovation Council. The majority of projects are university-to-university…

Ex-NRC astronomer wins international award

Dr Sidney van den Bergh has been awarded the 2008 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal for his lifetime work in the field of astronomy. Among the many positions he held during his career, van den Burgh was director of the National Research Council‘s Dominion Astrophysical Observatory from 1977 to 1986….

ISTPCanada, CIIRDF and IRAP join forces

Three Canadian organizations are banding together to enhance the ability of small businesses to conduct joint R&D with firms in India, China, Brazil and India. The three-year agreement is intended to fully leverage the programs currently offered by International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada), the Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF) and the…

ViOptix raises $12M for NRC-developed technology

ViOptix Inc, Fremont CA, has raised $12.2 million in series ‘D’ financing to further commercialize its tissue oximetry technology for reconstructive microsurgery. The funding was provided by Channel Medical Partners, Lincoln Funds International and existing investors Canadian Medical Discoveries Fund and Morningside Technology Ventures Ltd. ViOptix also maintains operations in Toronto (ViOptix Canada) which holds…

Report calls for expanded Cdn Police Research Centre

A new report calls for an expanded mandate for the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC) to address the technology and R&D needs of the broader first responders community. Jointly commissioned by CPRC and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), the report recommends a centralized research facility to provide knowledge and expertise to first responders, development…

Correction

An article in the September 19/07 issue of RE$EARCH MONEY incorrectly identified the location of the National Research Council‘s Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute. The IMTI is located in London ON.

NRC, NSERC and BDC team up for nanotech

Three key Canadian S&T players are teaming up to launch a new program for nanoscience and nanotechnology. The National Research Council and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) are each contributing $6 million over three years to fund large-scale, technology-driven projects that leverage nanotech expertise at the NRC and Canadian universities. The Business…

NRCan & NRC team to update national energy building code

Natural Resources Canada is providing $5 million over four years to update the Model National Energy Code for Buildings. The project will be jointly undertaken by NRCan and the National Research Council (NRC) with NRCan providing technical expertise and NRC overseeing the development of the energy code. The new code — due in 2012 —…

AstraZeneca buys DSM’s Montreal facility

AstraZeneca has acquired the mothballed Montreal biologics manufacturing facility from DSM Biologics Inc — the second major investment the UK-based pharmaceutical firm has made in Montreal this year. AstraZeneca will begin re-commissioning the facility immediately and expects to begin full-scale production in 2009. Located adjacent to the National Research Council‘s Biotechnology Research Institute, it will…

NRC inks deal with Germany’s Helmholtz

The National Research Council (NRC) has renewed its memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Germany’s Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres with an explicit focus on renewable energy. The three-year agreement will see $8.4 million in cash and in-kind devoted to funding a select number of collaborative research projects in the areas of fuel cells, bio-fuels…