- Major federal grant for knowledge mobilization in advanced composites
VANCOUVER, BC, April 16, 2019 – Syniad Innovations Inc (“Syniad”) is pleased to announce that the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing research cluster at UBC (“AMM”) has secured a vital knowledge mobilization grant from Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada. The grant enables the national mobilization of knowledge in composites manufacturing, a critical capability for Canada’s aerospace, automotive and renewable energy sectors.
AMM is a cluster of 40 researchers whose research focuses on transformative manufacturing, principally developing new products and processes for a decarbonized future, including clean energy manufacturing, lightweight and low energy and low waste additive manufacturing. AMM is unique in combining research expertise in metals with a global centre of excellence in heterogeneous composites. The composites team at UBC played a pivotal role in designing the composites manufacturing process for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner – the world’s first composites passenger airliner.
John Davies, Syniad’s CEO, commented, “The AMM team has a long history of advanced composites modelling, beginning with Professor Anoush Poursartip’s arrival from Cambridge. We are pleased to have supported Professor Poursartip and his team to achieve today’s success, which will help strengthen Canada’s leadership in composites research and commercialization. Professor Poursartip’s work is globally recognized and, via Convergent Manufacturing Technologies (a Canadian start-up), has been adopted by the aerospace industry globally. It’s an amazing Canadian success story.”