September 13, 2007 15:07 ET

CANARIE announces $30 Million in New Funding Programs

Attention: Assignment Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor OTTAWA, ONTARIO, PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2007) - CANARIE Inc. today issued a Call for Expressions of Interest for the "CANARIE Network-Enabled Platforms" (NEP) program and a Call for Proposals for the Infrastructure Extension Program (IEP). Each program has up to $15 million dollars available.

The NEP encourages the definition and implementation of collaborative projects that will accelerate the development of, and participation in, national and international cyberinfrastructure and e-Research platforms. Participants in the Program can be from both the public and private sectors.

The IEP supports the creation of extensions to Canada's research and education network that will enhance and accelerate research, enable national and international collaboration, improve access to knowledge, and contribute to the development of cyberinfrastructure and e-research in Canada. Specifically, connections of government laboratories, education institutions and other facilities will be supported.

"Research is increasing global, collaborative, network-based and reliant upon huge and complex data sets," said Andrew Bjerring, President & CEO of CANARIE. "Access to a high-speed world-class network is a fundamental and necessary research tool."

CANARIE received funding from the Government of Canada in Budget 2007 to further develop the advanced network for Canadian researchers and scientists and to enable network-based technology innovation.

The detailed calls for these programs are available at


CANARIE is Canada's advanced network organization, a not-for-profit corporation funded by Industry Canada to facilitate the development and use of next-generation research networks and the applications and services that run on them. CANARIE promotes collaboration among key sectors and partners with innovators around the world, and in so doing stimulates innovation and growth and helps to deliver economic, social and cultural benefits to all Canadians. CANARIE also acts as a catalyst and partner with governments, industry and the research community to increase overall awareness of information technology, ensure continuing promotion of Canadian technological excellence and ultimately, foster long-term productivity and improvement of living standards. Canada's national research and education network is developed and operated by CANARIE. CANARIE has positioned Canada as the global leader in advanced networking, and is supported by its members, project partners, and the Government of Canada.
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Contact Information

  • Susan Baldwin, Chief Administrative Officer, CANARIE Inc.
    Primary Phone: 613-943-5399
    Secondary Phone: 613-943-5454