OTTAWA, Dec. 1 /CNW/ - Polytechnics Canada is pleased to announce that the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will present awards to the winning student researchers at Polytechnics Canada's Showcase on Research and Innovation.
Polytechnics Canada's Showcase, co-hosted this year by Algonquin College in Ottawa, will highlight the unique contribution of polytechnic research for commercialization and industry innovation.
"Research conducted at polytechnics helps Canadian businesses get promising new ideas from the lab into the marketplace," said Minister Goodyear. "Our government has increased our funding for science and research at polytechnics to create new jobs and growth in Canada's economy."
The Showcase spotlights the role played by polytechnic students in solving commercialization challenges identified by industry partners. This year's event includes projects between local businesses and polytechnic members Algonquin College, BCIT, Conestoga, George Brown College, Humber College, Olds College, SAIT Polytechnic, Seneca, and Sheridan. During the Showcase, students will present the outcomes of their collaborative research in areas such as photonics, biomedical engineering, automated manufacturing, nanotechnology, and open source software.
"We are highlighting some of the practical solutions and commercial successes that college research has brought for the small and medium-sized firms, and sometimes the larger ones, who we consider our partners. Polytechnic institutions, our facilities, our faculty, and our students, are enablers of industry innovation", says Polytechnics Canada's Chief Executive Officer, Nobina Robinson.
Date: December 3, 2010
Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Algonquin College, Woodroffe Campus
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Members of the press are welcome to attend the Showcase
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Polytechnics Canada is a national alliance of Canada's nine leading research-intensive, publicly-funded colleges and institutes of technology. Located in Canada's key economic regions, the current nine member colleges and institutes of Polytechnics Canada are: Algonquin, BCIT, Conestoga, George Brown, Humber, Olds, SAIT Polytechnic, Seneca, and Sheridan.
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