uOttawa researchers and industry connect to improve the security of Canadians

OTTN, in partnership with uOttawa’s Faculty of Engineering, NRC-IRAP, and NSERC Ontario hosted an industry / academia connector event this morning. The event centered around the theme of safety and security, and included talks ranging from the use of robots to inspect vehicles for explosives, securing data and personal information while balancing the need to protect the community from malicious behaviour, and cost effective methods to fortify buildings to withstand bomb blasts and natural disasters.
Judging from the spirited discussions after the presentations, the topics resonated well with the industry participants at the event. This provided an excellent opportunity for the students, professors, and industry participants to look for common interests to engage in applied research projects. To help facilitate the creation of new research partnerships between the university and industry, NSERC Ontario highlighted their popular Engage program, which provides $25,000 in funding for new industry – academia collaborations.

About Ottawa Technology Transfer Network
The Ottawa Technology Transfer Network (OTTN) is a collaboration among academic research institutions affiliated with the University of Ottawa and who's goal is to enhance the economic impact of research commercialization through the sharing of best practices, enhanced market knowledge, student engagement and proactive industrial interation. OTTN members include the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institutie (OHRI), the Childrens' Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Unviversity of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)

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