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R&D infrastructure call for proposals in Newfoundland


St John’s, NL – A competitive call for proposals for potential R&D infrastructure projects has been issued by the Research & Development Corporation (RDC) in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The crown corporation says the initial Expression of Intent is open to Memorial University of Newfoundland and College of the North Atlantic, including their institutes and incorporated entities, and other not-for-profit research facilities located in, or planning to locate to Newfoundland and Labrador.

“The RDC recognizes that investing in infrastructure is critical to strengthening Newfoundland and Labrador’s R&D capacity, building a world-class working environment for researchers and fostering industrial outreach and collaboration,” said Glenn Janes, the organization’s CEO. “Our goal is to invest in R&D infrastructure that will focus on identified industry needs and development opportunities with the potential to significantly impact our economy.”

Up to $10 million has been committed for the infrastructure call, with an initial allocation of $2 million for research tools and equipment and $8 million for R&D platforms.

Expressions of interest are due by April 16, 2010, and more information is available at http://www.researchnl.com/infrastructure/.