McMaster seeks funding for international bioengineering facility

February 28, 2014

The Hamilton Spectator reports that McMaster University is asking the city of Hamilton for $4 million in funding for a 50,000-square-foot international bioengineering facility, which would involve a partnership between McMaster and a German research institute. "This is a unique and ideal opportunity for Hamilton to capture the true economic value of the research that is conducted in McMaster's facilities," wrote McMaster VP Research Mo Elbestawi in a letter to the city. The letter also says the facility would employ up to 100 scientists and industry researchers. According to the Spectator, McMaster is seeking another $8 million from the federal government, and $4 million from the province. Hamilton Spectator