NanoOntario logoWaterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is a founding member of NanoOntario Inc. WIN Executive Director Arthur Carty is the Chairman of NanoOntario Board of Directors and WIN Managing Director Alain Francq is the Treasurer of NanoOntario.

NanoOntario Inc. is a fully incorporated not-for-profit organization that represents the interests of academic, government, industrial and finance community members in the development of nanotechnologies in Ontario. 

As a founding member of NanoOntario Inc., WIN has organized the following events/initiatives:

Jiangsu-Ontario Nanotech Innovation Center (NIC), China

The Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation and the Science and Technology Department of Jiangsu Province in China signed an MOU on October 7, 2015 to establish an Jiangsu-Ontario Nanotech Innovation Centre (NIC). This centre will connect Ontario and Jiangsu nanotechnology resources, strengthen bilateral collaboration in nanotechnology industries, integrate nanotechnology information databases, organize bilateral nanotechnology forums and expos, and actively promote mutual visits and collaboration among nanotechnology research organizations, innovation centres and businesses. NanoOntario Inc. and Nanopolis Suzhou Co. Ltd. will implement and operate the centre on behalf of Ontario and Jiangsu, respectively.

Carty and Francq led a delegation to Suzhou, China to attend the CHInano Conference & Expo on October 28-30, 2015, to officially open the NIC Office and participate in trade discussions.

Jiangsu-Nanotech Innovation Center (NIC) website

Nanofacilities for Emerging Technologies: Industry-University Showcase

WIN hosted the first NanoOntario Industry-University Showcase held at the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) on May 13, 2015. Attended by 100 participants, the event brought together industry, academia and government representatives to showcase state-of-the-art nanofacilities in Ontario, facilitate academic-industry partnerships and explore funding opportunities. Quantum NanoFab Director Vito Logiudice gave a talk on the facility, followed by tours of the QNC conducted by WIN, raising the profile of University of Waterloo nanofacilities.