Major grant will help Waterloo build a sustainable aeronautics sector

Monday, March 6, 2023

The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) was in Waterloo Region this week to announce that the Federal government is making a $22 million investment to help rebuild Canada’s pandemic battered aeronautics sector and lead it toward a more sustainable future.

Nearly $10 million of the larger investment is being awarded to the University of Waterloo to support groundbreaking research by the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics (WISA) as it explores new technologies, processes and policies to help the industry become more resilient and meet its net-zero emissions goal by 2050. The funding is part of the FedDev Ontario Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative.

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