EDMONTON — Small and medium-sized companies will be able to use equipment at the Alberta Centre for Advanced Microsystems and Nanotechnology Products (ACAMP) thanks to $1.9 million in federal and provincial funding announced Friday.
The move is expected to aid in the design, testing and manufacturing of products for key sectors such as health and medical, conventional energy, clean technology, agriculture and forestry.
“Through this additional investment, ACAMP will acquire characterization equipment, tooling and expertise to design and develop laser and microelectromechanical system based products,” said ACAMP chief executive Ken Brizel in a statement.
ACAMP is a not-for-profit organization that bridges the gap between prototypes and full production and provides the help needed in developing profitable microtechnology and nanotechnology products. Currently, more than 60 companies use ACAMP’s services and equipment.