Three new automotive research projects will help McMaster University fight for jobs in Canada, said the man in charge of $24.2 million in new funding.
Ali Emadi was effusive in his praise for government and industry money announced at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre Friday.
“We are facing fierce global competition to develop the next generation of cars and automotive technology. It’s all about jobs and developing a workforce,” said Emadi, who holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in hybrid powertrain and was lured to McMaster from the United States to lead MARC.
Research at the university will be aimed at helping Canadian manufacturing commercialize advanced technology across the world, he said.