Prime Minister inaugurates new facility in Edmonton to expand research and foster innovation

Canadian innovators create quality jobs across the country, keep our industries competitive on the world stage, and find solutions to pressing issues – from building a more sustainable future to creating economies that benefit everyone.

The Government of Canada continues to make ambitious investments in research, infrastructure, and education to support Canadian innovators, create state-of-the-art spaces for collaboration, and prepare our next generation of problem solvers.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today attended the unveiling of the new LEED‑certified Productivity and Innovation Centre at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. The Government of Canada invested over $34 million in the new Centre, which will support businesses to find ways to be more efficient and effective in today’s globally competitive environment, and to develop and adopt technologies that will increase their productivity.

Thanks to this funding, students, professors, and researchers will work in state-of-the-art facilities to advance research and innovation in Canada. Working together, they will be able to turn their discoveries into viable products and services, and train for – and create – the jobs of the future.

The Centre will also host the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Centre for Oil Sands Sustainability and the Centre for Sensors and System Integration, and provide future space for applied research focused on construction, water technologies, and distributed energy.


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