Organization: Univ of Toronto

TPC invests in nanotech coatings R&D for aircraft

Integran Technologies Inc has received $3.6 million from Technology Partnerships Canada to develop nano-structured coatings technology for the aerospace and defence sectors.The $8.6-million R&D program will see the Toronto-based firm dev-elop nano-crystalline cobalt-phosphorous coatings as a cheaper and more environmentally benign alternative to hard chrome plating currently used by industry. The coating technology will have…

CIHR funds groundbreaking heroin clinical trial

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is providing $8.1 million for North America’s first clinical trial of prescribed heroin for chronic addicts. The two-year North American Opiate Medication Initiative (NAOMI) will try to determine ways to improve the health of addicts and reintegrate them back into society. It will enrol 470 participants in Vancouver,…

New research network receives NSERC funding

Science and Engineering Canada (NSERC) is providing a grant of $4.5 million over five years to NECTAR, a new research network will focus on developing design-oriented analyses for collaborative computational environments. The Network for Effective Collaboration Technologies Through Advanced Research (NECTAR) is hosted by the Univ of Toronto and involves the universities of Calgary, Saskatchewan,…

UK-Canada consortium to explore human proteins

A $95-million UK-Canada partnership billed as the largest international research project ever funded in Canada will spend the next three years determining the three-dimensional structure of more than 350 human proteins. The Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) is led by Dr Aled Edwards, a leading expert in proteomics and structural genomics research with the Bant-ing and…

PyroGenesis to develop new defence technology

PyroGenesis Inc has received $5.6 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) to help fund a $14-million project to develop, fabricate and demonstrate new technology for the aerospace and defence sectors. The Montreal-based firm will develop its novel vacuum plasma spray forming (VPSF) manufacturing process for producing components at a lower cost. The project marks the…

NSERC provides funding to photonics research network

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced funding for a new broadband research network. NSERC will provide $7 million over five years to the Agile All-Photonics Research Network (AAPN), that permits the capacity of entire national networks to be transmitted over a single fibre. Nearly $1 million and in-kind support was provided…

Clarification on MaRS story

In its January 20/03 issue, RE$EARCH MONEY ran a lead story on the MaRS project in Toronto. In the breakdown of funding raised to date, the story neglected to include the contribution of the Univ of Toronto. U of T was an early and critical supporter of the project, committing $5 million in late 2000…

CFI funds new researchers and infrastructure

The Canada Foundation for Innovation has announced awards of more than $22 million for new university faculty and operating funds for research infrastructure. Under the New Opportunities Fund (NOF), $17 million was awarded to 27 universities for 98 projects, bringing funds committed under the program to more than $300 million. NOF allocates funds to universities…

OLSC announces business case winners

The first business case competition of the Ottawa Life Sciences Council (OLSC) has produced five winners. Each winner will be paired with a local entrepreneur who will help develop an effective business plan. The winners with their respective mentors in brackets are: Andy Adler, Univ of Ottawa (Adam Chowaniec, Tundra Semiconductor Corp); May Griffith, Univ…

CSA and CITR launch research program

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the Canadian Institute for Telecommunications Research (CITR) have selected the first projects stemming from a $1.9-million, potentially renewal agreement focused on leading-edge space communications systems and technologies. The CSA will provide the funds over the next five years for research awards and collaborative research initiatives involving industrial partners. The…