AB invests $27.3M to accelerate tech research, innovation


The Government of Alberta is investing $27.3M over four years into innovative technology research at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary. With this funding, UAlberta and UCalgary will lead four province-wide strategic initiatives that aim to accelerate research in the areas of medical devices, electronic and mobile health, clean energy, and space and defence technologies. Athabasca University and the University of Lethbridge will be involved as partners on the projects. “This is great news for Alberta’s post-secondary institutions,” said UAlberta President Bill Flanagan. “This government funding will reinforce our province’s reputation as a place where academics and industry work together to commercialize ideas and solve real-world problems.”

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