Organization: United Technologies Corp

Pratt & Whitney gets facility upgrade and R&D centre

Pratt & Whitney Canada has embarked on a $275-million, five-year investment in its Quebec facilities and new technologies including an $80-million World-Class Centre of Excellence for Intelligent Manufacturing. The investment by parent company United Technologies Corp, Hartford CT, includes a $19-million contribution by the Quebec government to preserve existing jobs and support the new R&D…

CRC licenses optical technology portfolio to LxSix

Montreal start-up LxSix Photonics Inc has signed a licensing agreement with Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) to manufacture fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs) in Canada, and to market the products worldwide. Developed at CRC’s lab in Ottawa, FBGs are recognized as the fourth major discovery in optical communications, following the invention of optical fibres, lasers and…