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Research Partnerships & Innovation

Red River College bolsters Manitoba's ICT sector through access to cloud resources

March 5, 2014

canarie10th Anniversary Applied Researchv2Red River College (RRC) is pleased to announce its partnership with CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education, and innovation to support the incubation and growth of ICT-based businesses in Manitoba.
CANARIE’s Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) program provides free cloud-based compute, network, and storage resources for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to develop, test, prototype and demonstrate next-generation products.
“This partnership provides RRC students with opportunities to engage in applied research that requires the utilization of cloud resources,” said Ray Hoemsen, Director of Applied Research & Commercialization at RRC.  “Students can engage in meaningful applied learning and research, while businesses directly benefit from accelerated product development at no additional cost.”
In addition to the tangible benefits of the DAIR program with RRC, the partnership seeds fertile ground for additional research/business alliances between the organizations, strengthening the Manitoba innovation ecosystem as a whole.
“DAIR is an asset which will provide RRC and our private sector partners with access to new virtual resources in our community and region; which will accelerate applied research activities to everyone’s mutual benefit,” said Hoemsen.
“CANARIE’s focus is to provide Canadians with access to transformative technologies that will drive the evolution of our knowledge economy,” said Jim Ghadbane, President and CEO of CANARIE.
CANARIE’s national research and education network (NREN) partner in Manitoba, MRnet, provides the critical connectivity to DAIR for RRC users.
Interested in potentially utilizing DAIR in your research or product development?
Please contact:

Ray Hoemsen, FEC, P. Eng.,
Director, Applied Research & Commercialization | Red River College
1-204-632-2523 |
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