SEATAC receives $1.75 million grant to drive ocean technology innovation

SEATAC receives $1.75 million grant to drive ocean technology innovation

Dartmouth, NS – SEATAC, Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)’s ocean-focused Technology Access Centre (TAC), proudly announces the renewal of its funding with a $1.75 million grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Over the next 5 years, this funding will support research and development projects with ocean technology companies, providing the industry with access to the College’s research expertise and facilities. A first-time recipient of the grant in 2019 and Nova Scotia’s first and only TAC, SEATAC is among 15 established centres that received renewal funding this year.

This renewal is part of a total investment of $30.6 million by the federal government to support 74 awards to colleges, CEGEPs and polytechnics through the College and Community Innovation (CCI) program. The centres supported by this funding join over 60 TACs across Canada that provide access to colleges’ cutting-edge resources in a wide range of industrial sectors.

“The renewal application process is getting increasingly competitive each year, we are grateful to NSERC and its College and Community Innovation program for this continued funding,” said John Stratton, SEATAC Program Director. “This renewal will enable our team to keep providing crucial support for small and medium-sized businesses in Atlantic Canada. It will also offer a number of students the opportunity to apply their classroom learning to industry challenges and gain hands-on experience in the ocean sector.”

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