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$48M funding awarded for science and engineering research


Toronto, ON – Over $48 million in federal funding has been awarded for 76 research teams across Canada – through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grants.

The announcement was made at Ryerson University, where one of this year’s recipients – a team led by Dr. Bala Venkatesh – is making it easier and cleaner to store energy. Dr. Venkatesh’s team of 27 researchers is part of the NSERC Energy Storage Technology Network (NEST), and will use its $5 million investment to create more reliable, environmentally responsible, and efficient technologies for storing energy – an essential technology for the global transition to clean energy.

“Strategic partnerships connect companies and governments with Canada’s brain trust to advance research in areas where we can be a world leader,” said Dr. B. Mario Pinto, NSERC’s president. “By accessing deep research expertise, these collaborations can help provide tangible outcomes to solve fundamental societal and economic issues.”

A full list of the projects and networks receiving funding can be found here.