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CMC Microsystems opens second collaboratory centre

CMC Microsystems has officially opened the second of four specialized laboratories that comprise the $23-million National Microelectronics and Photonics Testing Collaboratory. Located in Winnipeg at the Univ of Manitoba, the $1.9-million Advanced RF Systems Laboratory will be accessible to researchers across Canada and beyond over CA*net 4, the high-speed research network owned and operated by…

NRC opens world’s first 900MHz NMR for solids

The National Research Council (NRC) officially opened a new $15-million National Ultrahigh Field NMR Facility for Solids in conjunction with the Univ of Ottawa. The facility – in operation since last September – is located on NRC’s Montreal Road campus in Ottawa and will be jointly operated by the Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences and…

Ontario releases details on R&D and innovation funding

The Ontario government is beginning to provide some detail on recent funding announcements for research, innovation and commercialization. The long awaited request for proposals for the Ontario Research Fund (ORF) will be posted June 6 on the web site of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. The ORF combines the former Ontario R&D Challenge…

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…

Perimeter secures provincial and federal funding

The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics has secured more than $50 million in federal and provincial commitments in its bid to secure $100 million in public support. The new money augments the $120 million committed by three executives of Research in Motion Ltd, including $100 million from RIM president Mike Lazaridis. The latest funding announcements…

System-on-Chip Research Network officially announced

Funding for a national System-on-Chip Research Network was afforded yet another announcement at a July 17 gathering in Ottawa. Officials from governments and the principal funding organizations praised the initiative, which will be led by the Canadian Microelectronics Corp (R$, May 10/01). The Canada Foundation for Innovation is contributing $15.9 million, while the Ontario Innovation…