Organization: National Institute for Nanotechnology

NINT receives three microscopes worth $15M

The National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) has received three new electron microscopes as part of a partnership between the federal and Alberta governments. The microscopes, built by Hitachi High Technologies, expands NINT’s electron microscope capacity and capabilities, enhancing its ability to assist companies in using nanotechnology for products and processes. Funding was provided by Western…

Alberta opens nanotech commercialization centre

The Alberta and federal governments are contributing $8 million and $3.5 million respectively to establish the Alberta Centre for Advanced Microsystems and Nanotechnology Products (ACAMP) in Edmonton. The Centre plans to assist the province’s nascent nanotech sector by supporting commercialization in the areas of packaging and assembly, business and product development and marketing. ACAMP will…

Xerox and NINT team for collaborative research

The Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) and the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) have entered a multi-year research collaboration to develop nanotechnology-based R&D with commercial potential. Billed as Canada’s first private-public nanotech research partnership, the collaboration will see the partners devote $4.5 million over three years to develop research teams that will establish targeted…

Precarn launches national nanotechnology network

Precarn Inc has unveiled a nanotechnology R&D network and joined with NanoQuébec, which is also rolling out support programs for demonstration projects. Precarn is committing an initial $700,000 to the new network, designed to establish a broader national approach to stimulating commercially viable, industry-led nanotech R&D. With NanoQu‚bec, Precarn will promote collaborative projects between researchers…

Alberta signs multifaceted MOU with Hewlett-Packard

Alberta’s annual technology mission to California has produced an MOU with Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto CA, covering three potential research projects worth more than $8 million. The agreement builds upon preliminary discussions held with H-P during the 2005 mission (R$, February 7/05). The proposed projects include: a new data research facility at the Univ of Calgary…