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Yesterday during its annual conference, NANO2007, NanoQuébec revealed to a gathering of nearly 350 nanotechnology specialists the identity of eight projects chosen to receive funding under the organization's collaborative industry-university nanotechnology research program. The projects were selected from among 18 research projects submitted for evaluation. NanoQuébec will set aside a budget of $696,000 to fund the eight research projects over the next two years. The funding is conditional on the projects being accepted for support by the funding partners named in the
respective applications. NanoQuébec wishes to thank the funding partners, NSERC, the NRC and Precarn.
"Above all, I would like to thank the researchers and businesspeople who
participated in the competition. Their enthusiasm and interest in working
together to develop innovative applications for nanotechnology were apparent
in their submissions. The quality of the 18 proposals received is eloquent
testimony to the importance and dynamism of such collaborative projects," said
NanoQuébec's interim CEO, Mr. Sylvain Cofsky. "The projects selected for
support mesh particularly well with NanoQuébec's new positioning strategy,
which seeks to focus on specific activities with strong potential for
innovation. A recent study demonstrated that Quebec needs to focus its efforts
on select areas of activity and certain high-priority applied fields in order
to benefit fully from Quebec's nanotechnology development expertise," Mr.
The eight projects are distinguished for their level of innovation,
impact on key Quebec industrial sectors, and the depth of the collaboration
between the private sector and the scientific community.
Three of the projects involve the transportation sector: the one led by
Dr. Philippe Merle of Concordia University (in collaboration with MPB
Communications, aerospace and photonics division), the project led by Dr.
Jolanta Klemberg-Sapieha of Ecole Polytechnique (in collaboration with McGill
University, Université de Sherbrooke, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Pratt &
Whitney Canada and Dac Aviation) and the proposal submitted by Nanox (in
partnership with Université Laval, Institut de Transport Avancé du Québec
(ITAQ) and Lapointe Système Inc.).
Two projects focus on the life sciences: the proposal submitted by Dr.
L'Hocine Yahia of Ecole Polytechnique (in collaboration with McGill
University, CHUM, NMD2 Inc. and Innovox Inc.), and the project led by Dr.
Maryam Tabrizian of McGill University (in collaboration with the Industrial
Materials Institute, MDS Pharma and Hydro-Québec).
Another two projects are related to the forestry sector: the one
submitted by Paprican (in collaboration with McGill University, the University
of Toronto, Abitibi-Consolidated Inc., Kruger Inc. and Tembec Inc.) and the
proposal from Forintek (in collaboration with Université Laval, Laurentide
Inc. and Sico Inc.).
Finally, one of the selected projects is in the field of production
processes: the proposal from Tekna Systèmes Plasma (in collaboration with
Université de Sherbrooke).
Projects submitted for consideration under the industry-university
support program were required to include an academic or research institution
based in Quebec, a private company and a funding partner. Proposals were
reviewed by NanoQuébec's Relevancy Committee.
NanoQuébec is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to
strengthen innovation in nanotechnology in order to ensure solid and sustained
economic growth for Quebec and Canada. Its principal funding partners are
MDEIE (Ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de
l'Exportation) and Canada Economic Development.
For more information, please click here
Karine Pitton, Director of Communications and
Public Relations, NanoQuébec, (514) 284-0211, ext. 226,
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