New MUN facility to boost rural contribution to innovation

April 12, 2016

Memorial University plans to create a $25 M facility that will foster connections between municipalities, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and community enterprises to support rural contributions to innovation, trade, and export, according to a MUN news release. The new Battery Facility will benefit from a $4.5 M contribution from the federal government, which was announced on Friday by Canada’s Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy Foote. MUN President Gary Kachanoski said that the funding, “will help Memorial continue to fulfill its special obligation to the people of this province, providing an accessible space, both physically and technologically, for public engagement and innovation.” CBC | Canada