CARIC joins forces with GARDN for a research project

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The Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC) teams up with the Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) in the launch of a new collaborative research project for the third round of the GARDN II program.

Jointly led by Pratt & Whitney Canada and PAVAC Industries inc., the “Next-Generation Combustor for Small Gas Turbine Engines” R&D project will also benefit from input from Queen’s University, Carleton University and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). This is the second phase of an existing GARDN project that began in the second round of GARDN II. The second phase will begin in 2017.

CARIC Program Director Cédric Prince is very enthusiastic about CARIC’s involvement in the project. “This is a great example of cooperation among financing organizations to augment the effect of the industrial dollars invested. The project partners, from Québec, Ontario and British Columbia, really reflect CARIC’s mission to create pan-Canadian partnerships. The project is a perfect fit for our philosophy of being ahead of the curve in structuring research partnerships. ”

The two-year project, led by Pratt & Whitney Canada, is part of CARIC’s Maturing technology program, which aims to validate or demonstrate the potential of emerging technology to solve aerospace sector-specific problems. This extension of the PWC-23 project will be added to the other joint CARIC-GARDN projects.

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