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Posted: May 28, 2008

INO signs a cooperation agreement with a major German partner

(Nanowerk News) INO (the National Optics Institute in Canada) announces the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Bavarian Laser Centre GmbH (BLZ), a research centre in Erlangen, Germany, specializing in photonic microsystems research, development, and production.
The three-year cooperation agreement between INO and BLZ involves the field of photonic micro- and nanotechnology. Among its aims are joint research and innovation activities in areas of common interest through theoretical and practical experiments. Scientific professional development activities for groups of experts working on various projects are also planned.
"We're happy to be able to match up our expertise with that of BLZ, a research institute with an international reputation thanks to its innovative industrial applications. The convergence and complementarity of our activities in photonic micro- and nanotechnology led us to sign this agreement that will enable us to enrich Quebec's tremendous scientific capital and unique expertise in these fields. It testifies to our resolve to develop in the area of optics and photonics and to make technology and solutions available to entrepreneurs and industrialists, so that they can improve their competitive position," declared Jean-Yves Roy.
About BLZ
Founded in 1993, the Bavarian Laser Centre GmbH (BLZ) is a private institute specializing in photonic microsystems research, development, and production for industrial applications. Affiliated with Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany, BLZ seeks to open up new laser technology applications as well as to transfer knowledge. www.blz.org
About INO
A leading technology designer and developer, INO is the largest R&D center for optics and photonics in Canada. To date it has completed over 3,500 custom R&D contracts for SMEs and leading Canadian corporations in a wide range of sectors. INO has 23 new high-tech startups and 36 technology transfers to its credit. www.ino.ca
Source: INO