Toronto-based ReMAP to enhance manufacturing processes
June 23, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario – Industry Canada
Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), accompanied by John Carmichael, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, was in Toronto today to celebrate the launch of the Refined Manufacturing Acceleration Process (ReMAP) network.
ReMAP was recently awarded $7.7 million over five years through the Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE) program. The funding will support ReMAP's mission to bring together academic partners, research organizations and a wide range of companies to work on research and development (R&D) projects to develop technologies to benefit the electronics sector. ReMAP will help Canadian electronics manufacturers to compete globally by offering tools to bring innovative products to market faster. Sharing resources and knowledge will help the electronics sector lower costs, improve processes and products, and contribute to Canada's economic prosperity.
Director of Communications and Parliamentary Affairs
Office of the Minister of State (Science and Technology)
Media and Public Affairs Officer
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
The Networks of Centres of Excellence, which manages the BL-NCE program, administers a suite of national funding programs on behalf of the three federal granting agencies—the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada—in partnership with Industry Canada and Health Canada. NCE programs support large-scale, multidisciplinary collaborations between universities, industry, government and not-for-profit organizations. These programs help focus Canada's research capacity on economic and social challenges, commercialize and apply research breakthroughs, increase private sector R&D, and train highly qualified people.