National Research Council Canada-NRC

National Research Council Canada-NRC

April 23, 2008 15:59 ET

Media Advisory/NRC: Government of Canada to Announce Investment in Cutting-Edge Nanotechnology Research

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Member of Parliament Royal Galipeau, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the National Research Council Canada (NRC), will announce the winners of a special nanotechnology research funding competition.

He will be joined by Dr. Pierre Coulombe, NRC President, Dr. Suzanne Fortier, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Dr. Jacques Simoneau, Executive Vice-President, Investments of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), and Dr. Simon Fafard, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Cyrium Technologies.

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2008

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Place: NRC Institute for National Measurement Standards (Atrium)
1200 Montreal Road, Bldg. M-36
Ottawa, Ontario

Media availability, photo opportunities and tours of the NRC Institute for National Measurement Standards' laboratory for metrology at the nanoscale (featuring nanoscale diffractometer, atomic force microscope, lasers, etc.) will follow the announcement.

Select Canadian industry partners involved in the winning projects will also be in attendance.

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