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The GEOIDE Network was funded by the Networks of Centres of Excellence program (NCE). The NCE establishes unique partnerships among universities, industries, government and non-profit organizations aimed at turning Canadian research and entrepreneurial talent into economic and social benefits for all Canadians.
GEOIDE mobilized researchers and students at 32 Canadian universities over a fourteen year period. It coordinated 121 projects with a total value of CAD79.4 Million. These projects have engaged 54 industry partners, 42 governmental organizations, and collaborators at 38 foreign universities and non-profit organizations.
GEOIDE distinguished itself as a world-class research project manager in the field of geomatics. It delivered a strong network and a unique multi-disciplinary research partnership to government and industry leaders. GEOIDE’s operations generated substantial benefits to society and the economy.
Stakeholders were universities, their researchers and students; governments and the business community. GEOIDE contributed substantially to the scientific body of knowledge and to the geomatics industry and the Canadian community.
Over 100 major research projects
Supported highly qualified personnel who have made substantial contributions to our economy
Established successful start-up companies
Patented new generation navigational satellite technologies
Presented yearly conference on projects and innovation
Initiated and organized yearly summer school with outstanding attendance