MUN receives major boost to Battery facility redevelopment

October 12, 2016

Memorial University has received $8.6M from the federal government to support the redevelopment of its Battery facility, with MUN contributing an additional $16.2M. The project will allow MUN to relocate four of its current innovation centres to form the university’s provincial innovation and public engagement hub, thus building on the university’s strengths in the fields of social innovation, commercialization, entrepreneurship, and regional development. “[The Battery facility] is strategically important to Memorial University as an institution that is both locally relevant and globally significant,” said MUN President Gary Kachanoski. “It is a key aspect of our long-term plans for fostering innovation and engagement in both our provincial community, but also nationally and internationally, for the benefit of the people and organizations of this province.” Telegram