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Flood forecasting and green manufacturing networks funded

Two research networks, hosted by the University of Toronto and McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, have received funding under the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s Strategic Network Grants.

McMaster will receive $5 million over 5 years for its FloodNet Network, which will develop advanced flood warning systems. The University of Toronto will get $5n for the Industrial Biocatalysis Network, which will explore ways to use enzymes to produce more environmentally friendly chemicals, plastics and other products. Strategic Network Grants support large-scale, multidisciplinary research projects that require collaboration between academic researchers, organizations and companies.

“Strategic Network Grants foster the kind of collaboration that allows students, established researchers, businesses and others to work hand-in-hand on the discoveries and innovations that will have impact in a reduced time frame. The transformative breakthroughs that result from this kind of collaboration help to tackle complex research questions and accelerate solutions to some of society’s toughest challenges,” said Mario Pinto, president of NSERC.

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