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Vol 37  No 16
June 30, 2005




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Memorial start-up company comes full circle

A company that got its start at Memorial is partnering with the university to help students with real-world research in software and electronics. Instrumar Limited emerged from C-CORE in 1979. Almost three decades later, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Instrumar are establishing a joint Industrial Research Initiative (IRI).

Dave Bonnell, a master’s student in electrical engineering, said the support of the IRI has allowed him to take time out of his career to pursue relevant academic research.

Through the IRI, the collaboration between MUN and Instrumar will also enhance Instrumar’s sensor based information systems, the latest of which is the Attalus Fibre System. This system provides real-time information about the production quality for synthetic fibre producers. Synthetic fibre is used to produce clothing, carpet and other textiles.

The IRI is being established with initial funding of $300,000 over three years contributed by Instrumar and ACOA through AIF.

“We have hired many MUN graduates over the years and this program strengthens our relationship with the university even further and allows us to work closely with students in accomplishing mutually rewarding industry based research,” says Dr. Stuart Inkpen, president and CEO of Instrumar.

Instrumar is an integrated supplier of real-time information systems. The company provides end-to-end solutions supplying the intelligent sensor technologies, software, and the services required to integrate these technologies to effectively utilize real-time data. For more about Instrumar, see


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