York University is a leading interdisciplinary research and teaching university in Toronto. Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering at York offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, computer science and earth and atmospheric science. This $250 million initiative includes hiring 100 new faculty and staff, expanding the student body by 1,500.
Researchers in the Lassonde School of Engineering tackle a variety of challenges related to printed electronics and additive manufacturing ranging from fluid mechanics to printed microelectronic devices to 3D printing and biomedical lab-on-chip applications.
Among the newest members, NanoCnet offers a new generation of nanomaterials for flexible transparent electrodes and printable conductive inks. PLATOI Internet Industries Inc. is developing a self-powering, integrated sensory technology for gas leaks and infrastructure integrity. Precision Plasma & Sputtering Ltd. delivers innovative coated products for optoelectronics, photovoltaics, sensors, flexible circuits and printed electronics.
“Canada has a strong cohort of up-and-coming industrial companies in this sector, along with world-class academic research teams eager to collaborate across the supply chain,” said Peter Kallai, president and CEO of the CPEIA. “Together, we are building the linkages between the lab and the marketplace that drive fresh innovation and lead to compelling new products with global reach."