National Research Council Canada-NRC

National Research Council Canada-NRC

January 25, 2008 16:13 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada to Invest in Public-Private S&T Partnerships-Funds Earmarked for Ottawa Photonics Initiative

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2008) - The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism), on behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the National Research Council Canada (NRC), will announce an investment in Ottawa's photonics cluster.

In addition, Dr. Pierre Coulombe, NRC President, Dr. Samy Mahmoud, President and Vice-Chancellor pro tempore, Carleton University and Steve Naor, CEO Group IV Semiconductor will join the Honourable Diane Ablonczy in delivering remarks.

Date: Monday January 28, 2008

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Place: NRC Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre (NRC-CPFC), Atrium
National Research Council Canada
1200 Montreal Road Bldg. M-50
Ottawa, Ontario

Photo opportunities and media availability with all VIPs and local stakeholders will follow. Tours of the Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre will be conducted after the official announcement.

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