Organization: Univ of Toronto

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…

CBDN signs deal with Novartis Animal Health

The Canadian Bacterial Diseases Network (CBDN) has signed license and collaborative research agreements with Novartis Animal Health Inc, Basel Switzerland, for a vaccine to prevent shipping fever in cattle. The vaccine is being developed by CBDN in conjunction with the Univ of Calgary, Univ of Guelph and the Veterinary Infectious Diseases Organization, Saskatoon. CBDN concluded…

MMO support key to licensing deal

Two Univ of Toronto researchers have signed a major licensing agreement with Stuart Energy to develop advanced electrocatalyst technology used in water electrolysis to harness hydrogen. The technology was developed with the funding and guidance of Materials and Manufacturing Ontario (MMO), one of four Ontario Centres of Excellence. Stuart Energy has raised $150 million and…

CFI awards $11.8M under New Opportunities Fund

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded another $11.8 million under its New Opportunities Fund, bringing the total awards to $71.9 million since it was launched in 1998. The new awards support 67 projects at 24 universities, helping launch the careers of 97 new faculty members. The Univ of Manitoba, Univ of Toronto and…