Once again, Polytechnique Montréal stands out in engineering and obtains $35 million in funding in the latest Canada Foundation for Innovation competition

    MONTREAL, June 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Heading the list of Canadian engineering
schools and faculties, Polytechnique has just been granted $35 million in
funding in the most recent Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) competition.
The selected research projects will be receiving funds from the CFI ($14
million), the Government of Québec ($14 million) and industrial partners ($7
    These investments will enable the acquisition of unique research
infrastructures and support seven projects led by Polytechnique researchers in
the fields of biomedical engineering, engineering physics, civil engineering,
mechanical engineering and telecommunications.
    "Polytechnique Montréal has one of the country's strongest concentrations
of engineering researchers, as well as the largest volume of research being
done in partnership with industry," enthused Gilles Savard, the school's Dean
of Research and Innovation. "These results will enhance a high-quality array
of equipment, and they uphold our researchers' leadership status in the field
of applied sciences and engineering."

    About Polytechnique Montréal

    Founded in 1873, Polytechnique is one of Canada's top research-intensive
universities. Our mission is to perform relevant high-level research, forming
the basis of student training at the master's and doctoral levels, with due
regard to the needs of industry and society. Polytechnique is a world-class
scientific and technological institution with professors, researchers and
students from around the world and collaboration across continents.
    Every year, Montréal hosts more than 18,000 foreign students from over
150 countries. Studying at Polytechnique Montréal provides a unique
opportunity to gain advanced academic training within a rich cultural milieu.

For further information:

For further information: Chantal Cantin, Director, Communications and
Recruitment Office, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, (514) 340-4915,

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