Automotive Partnerships Canada funds 10 projects

Guest Contributor
October 28, 2013

Auto Partnerships Canada (APC) has announced 10 projects designed to stimulate collaboration between industry and academia. APC will provide $30 million, augmented by $22 million from industry and other partners. McMaster Univ was the big winner with three projects valued at $24.2 million or 46% of the total. Those projects will develop next-generation electrified powertrains in conjunction with Chrysler Canada ($8.9 million), develop technologies to redesign aluminium and magnesium alloys intended for electric cars with Chrysler ($2 million) and examine the social and economic impacts of electric car adoption in Canada with Ford Motor Co of Canada Ltd ($1.8 million). McMaster employs more than 200 automotive-related researchers. Other major awards go to: Univ of Waterloo and Dana Canada Corp (warm forming of aluminium alloy brazing sheet - $2 million), Univ of Waterloo and General Motors (sustainable lightweighting technologies - $2.7 million), Simon Fraser Univ and Ballard Power Systems (4D in situ visualization of fuel cell degradation - $4 million), École Polytechnique de Montréal and Clariant (melt-synthesis process for manufacture of C-Life PO4 for automotive applications - $5.4 million). The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council is the APC's lead agency.….

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