On the frontline of the new industrial revolution
Nanotechnology holds the promise of transforming virtually every high-tech industry from advanced manufacturing to life sciences to information technology.
Unlocking and harnessing its potential requires four essential elements:
- Great science.
- World-class research infrastructure.
- Skilled workers.
- And supportive government.
Ontario has all of that - in a positive investment climate.
If you're serious about capitalizing on nanotechnology, there's no better place to be than Ontario.
Take the new Quantum-Nano Centre at the University of Waterloo for example.
In June 2008, the University of Waterloo broke ground on a $160 million research centre that aims to propel the university and the province to the forefront of the science of the very small.
When it opens in late 2010 or early 2011, the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) will be the only facility of its kind in the world -
and the potential synergies produced by nano and quantum researchers working side by side promises to be truly groundbreaking.
University of Waterloo Chancellor Mike Lazaridis says, "In addition to housing state-of-the-art research labs, this new building will provide a unique environment that will bring together the brightest minds in basic and applied research to explore and advance quantum computing and nanotechnology."
The facility, which is receiving close to $70 million in support from the government of Ontario, includes the most advanced fabrication facilities for quantum and nano devices, an advanced metrology suite and teaching and research labs.