Graphene Leaders Canada Inc. is please to announce that GLC has been awarded $350,000 grant funding for a joint project under the National Research Council – United Kingdom (UK) Research Institute (NRC-UKRI) Research and Innovation Program in support of the Canada – UK Memorandum of Understanding on Science, Technology and Innovation. This funding will support GLC’s “Scaling of Graphene Oxide” towards the development of GLC’s Environmental platform of products.
“This project will support scale up activities of graphene oxide with a focus on developing a cost effective, scalable production method aimed at commercializing our environmental platform of products for air and water treatment,” said Dr. Leah Coumont, GLC’s Director of R&D, “and we are thrilled to have the support and approvals of the National Research Council Canada (NRC) and the UK Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) to jointly work with us on our project.”
CPI is a science and technology innovation centre based in the United Kingdom, established by the UK Government and serves as a centre of excellence in research and development with a significant focus in graphene materials and formulation. In 2014, CPI announced the establishment of a new £14 million Graphene Applications Innovation Centre that will build on existing capabilities to provide facilities and expertise to help companies develop, prove, prototype and scale up graphene-based products and processes.
NRC is the primary national research and technology organization of the Government of Canada, in science and technology research and development and provides advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity to take ideas into market.