A wafer created in the Advanced Nanofabrication Facility at UBC.We are pleased to announce that the Advanced Nanofabrication Facility (ANF) at the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute has officially launched the first round of its Nanofab Accelerator Program in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).

The program will provide eligible small or medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with specialized nanofabrication services, including but not limited to, maskless photolithography, 100kV electron-beam lithography, photonic wire-bonding and a range of processes for thin film deposition and etching.

Companies will have access to recently upgraded cleanrooms. Services will be offered on a per-usage fee basis, including SME staff training for using the various tools and professional assistance from the facility’s technical staff. IRAP will provide up to $12,000 of support per SME project, each of which will be limited to 6 months duration maximum. The program is scheduled to run through to April 30, 2023, and during its first year will be able to accommodate only a limited number of projects.

SMEs interested in taking advantage of our enhanced technical innovation capabilities for enabling faster technology deployment and commercialization in their relevant industrial sectors, are therefore being called to submit proposals by contacting ANF Director Kostis Michelakis at kostis.michelakis@ubc.ca.

 

Story contributed by Kostis Michelakis.