Ottawa, Ontario -- Industry Canada today announced a $110 Million Funding Agreement to design, develop and operate...
May 10, 2002
Ottawa, Ontario — Industry Canada today announced a $110 Million Funding Agreement to design, develop and operate Canada’s National Research and Innovation Network, CA*net 4.
“CA*net 4 provides Canadian researchers with the network essential for innovation in the 21st century,” stated Secretary of State Maurizio Bevilacqua, who made the announcement on behalf of Industry Minister Allan Rock, and the Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education (CANARIE) president and CEO, Andrew Bjerring. “Our goal is to make Canada one of the top five countries in the world for research and development performance by 2010 and the network is fundamental to achieving this. It will allow Canadian researchers to pursue world-class research in areas important to all Canadians, such as health, education and the environment.”
The parties say the development and implementation of CA*net 4 is vital to scientists and researchers who conduct leading-edge research in Canada. CA*net 4 will be built in partnership with the private sector and various provincial research networks. It will also create domestic and international partnerships to accelerate the development of network tools and research applications.
CA*net 4 will provide Canadian researchers with a network that will enable them to collaborate with others in Canada and around the world to develop and test new applications and technologies.
The construction of CA*net 4 is starting immediately. Its launch is scheduled for early fall, 2002.