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$15M program helps build nano-based businesses and commercialize technology


Edmonton, AB – Alberta has unveiled a new $15 million nanotechnology industrial research partnerships program that aims to connect academic researchers with industry to develop market-driven nanotechnology products. The program will be operated by Alberta Ingenuity.

“Nanotechnology is a key area for the province, and the impact of this new program will be significant as it promotes industry and researchers working collaboratively together,” said Dr. Peter Hackett, president and CEO of Alberta Ingenuity.

The program, called nanoWorks, is open to industry and academic collaborative proposals focusing on growing new nanotech businesses, garnering nanotech talent, building nanotech infrastructure, and creating economic and social benefits for the province.