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May 2nd, 2007
Aim is to attract top nanotech talent
The Stelmach government will pump $130 million into nanotechnology research in Alberta, trying to position the province as a global leader in the revolutionary field.
The money, spread out over five years, will go towards attracting more top scientists, scholarships and product development, senior government sources said Tuesday.
Premier Ed Stelmach's announcement today will bolster Edmonton, which houses the National Institute for Nanotechnology on the University of Alberta campus. The city has also sprouted a fledgling cluster of companies eager to harness nanotechnology discoveries into commercial and industrial products.
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