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$1.24M funding supports nano-fabrication lab expansion


Winnipeg, MB – An expansion of the University of Manitoba’s nano-fabrication laboratory will give researchers access to new technologies and increased commercialization opportunities. The Canada-Manitoba Economic Partnership Agreement says it is contributing $1.24 million towards the project.

Nano-fabrication refers to the construction of devices and components using molecular level.

The funding will be used to purchase new equipment and improve laboratory infrastructure. The expansion will enable the laboratory to increase the number of researchers using the facility, as well as the number of projects undertaken every year.

The Nano-Systems Fabrication Laboratory at the University of Manitoba was established in 2002 to support the nano-technology efforts of Canadian researchers and industry. Since its inception more than 30 research projects have been completed, including successful collaborations with industry partners.

“The University of Manitoba is a leader in technology transfer and commercialization in Canada,” said Dr. Digvir Jayas, Associate Vice-President of Research, University of Manitoba. “This funding will support nano-technology research at the University, an area at the global forefront of science and engineering.”