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Nanotechnology agreement signed with US nano-college

Waterloo, ON – Aiming to advance nanotechnology research across the borders, the University of Waterloo says it has reached a collaborative agreement with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany-State University of New York.

The agreement will allow for an exchange of information in nanotechnology, including technical, economic, education and business. As well, it will identify and enable the development of international collaboration and partnerships.

Alain Francq, business development officer for the University of Waterloo’s nanotechnology program, said that the university and Canada’s Technology Triangle are fostering and seeking relationships and collaborations in nanotechnology. The university is also building a $70-million Quantum-Nano Centre. The 225,000-sq-ft centre will accommodate the nanotechnology program and Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing, and will feature a tri-cluster laboratory focusing on nanofabrication, nanometrology and nanobiosystems.