CSA Awards $1.03 Million for Industry-Academia Collaborative Research including for Quantum Technology

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The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has award six grants totalling $1.03 million to support industry-academia collaborative research.

According to the CSA “to be eligible, the projects had to have already received an NSERC Alliance grant for research on a topic related to one of the priorities identified in the Space Strategy for Canada or to further the research in the field of quantum technology.”

The six grants were:

  • University of Victoria, British Columbia ($167, 932) – Spatial-temporal resilience of kelp forests in the face of changing conditions in British Columbia, Canada
  • Université Laval, Quebec ($300,000)Silv@21 – Advancing Silviculture in Canadian Forests: Adapting to New Realities from Seed to Timber.
  • McGill University, Quebec ($198,000) – Methods for Simulation and Control of Advanced Space Robotic Systems associated with the NSERC Alliance Grant project “High-Performance Dynamics and Simulation of Mechanical Systems”
  • Carleton University, Ontario ($177,061) – Deep Space Food: Developing a Waste-Free and Sustainable Circular Food System Using Insects and Micro-Algae.
  • University of Waterloo, Ontario ($85,800) – Improving a new unmanned stratospheric glider platform for Earth observation and satellite testing.
  • York University, Ontario ($100,000) – MIP-based Microfluidic Sensor for Salivary Multiplex Detection of Biological and Chemical Health Factors in Space Conditions.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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