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Networks receive $22.5M in NSERC funding


Burnaby, BC – Scientists from four Canadian universities will receive $22.5 million in funding from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The funding supports research networks that focus on the development of a next-generation electricity system, the integration of wireless communications technology for vehicles, the development of new technologies to preserve marine and freshwater habitats, and the detection and deactivation of dangerous bacteria in food and water.

The four networks funding from the Strategic Network Grants (SNG) Program are:

– Developing the next-generation Intelligent Vehicular networks and Applications (DIVA), University of Ottawa;
– The NSERC Smart Microgrid Network (NSMG-Net), British Columbia Institute of Technology;
– Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN II), University of Windsor; and
– NSERC-SENTINEL Bioactive Paper Strategic Network, McMaster University.