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July 2007 edition

Knowledge share spans the globe

By Daniel Cook

Two public-private composite corporations on opposite sides of the world are to share their knowledge, and their contacts books, in the latest example of international cooperation in industrial development.

Canada’s Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) and Australia’s Cooperative Research Centre - Advanced Composite Structures (CRC-ACS) announced the agreement earlier this year. The move was partly brokered by Boeing, with which both research centres have close relationships.

CIC, based in the province of Manitoba, western Canada, is a not-for-profit organisation funded half-and-half by state funds and money from its industrial partners. It is located in Winnipeg, where two work-packages for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner are being carried out at the aerospace giant’s local factory. CIC’s chairma....

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