The National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) was born in 2001 as a collaborative initiative between the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the University of Alberta (UAlberta) and the Government of Alberta.
A world-class collaborative research platform
NINT established a unique nanotechnology collaboration hub in a $52.2 million, 20,000m2 purpose-built facility on UAlberta campus in Edmonton that has supported industry while attracting and developing world-class talent. Together, NINT partners opened new doors to nanotechnology development and advanced the commercialization of breakthrough technologies.
A new Nanotechnology Initiative
NRC and the UAlberta have now renewed their collaborative research partnership through a new bilateral Nanotechnology Initiative. This initiative will let NRC and the UAlberta continue to expand Canadian nanotechnology capacity and foster breakthrough research aligned to strategic priorities.