Three Southern Ontario universities will be receiving a combined 35 million dollars from the province.
Ontario has agreed to give Western University, McMaster University, and the University of Waterloo the money to form an advanced manufacturing consortium. The proposed triangle will seek to lead Ontario in emerging sectors like next-generation additive manufacturing.
“Western, Waterloo, and McMaster are major research intensive universities in Canada with complimentary strengths in many areas including advanced manufacturing,” says Vice president of Research at Western John Capone.
He says it seemed to be a good fit for all the universities to collaborate in order to advance this area for the province. The money will go toward infrastructure, research, collaborations and partnerships, and instruction.
“It provides the interface for collaborative ventures that no single university can do on it’s own,” says Capone.
He says working as a team will allow them to tackle larger scale issues with a more significant impact.