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Materials lab receives federal funding for improvements


Vancouvet, BC – Simon Fraser University has receive funding of nearly $900,000 from the federal government to strengthen its 4D Labs facility.

The funding will complement leading-edge research, learning and development underway at 4D Labs, a materials science research centre at Simon Fraser University. 4D Labs houses materials fabrication and design facilities that enable research-driven technology creation. Funding will accelerate product commercialization and spin-off companies in key sectors such as nanotechnology, energy and life sciences.

“This installation builds on SFU’s considerable investment in materials science and nanoscience,” said Mario Pinto, vice-president of research at SFU. “This group of researchers is recognized nationally and internationally for their fundamental scholarly efforts, for knowledge transfer to the next generation, and for translating ideas into innovation and commercialization.”

Western Economic Diversification is providing $884,106 to purchase leading-edge scientific equipment for faster prototyping.