NOVA setting up corp. services centre at Research Park

SARNIA, ON, CANADA – The University of Western Ontario Research Park is pleased to welcome NOVA Chemicals as the latest corporate tenant to join its growing Sarnia-Lambton Campus.

NOVA Chemicals is establishing a corporate services centre in Building 1040 of the Research Park’s Sarnia-Lambton Campus on Modeland Road in Sarnia, Ontario that will include members of NOVA’s Information Technology Group and Global Accounting Services. NOVA is the latest in a series of new tenants that have recently been added to the Research Park.

“The total number of tenant companies at the Sarnia-Lambton Campus has more than doubled in each of the past two years” said Joel Adams, Executive Director of the Research Park, “As a long-time community supporter of the Research Park, we are especially excited to welcome NOVA Chemicals and members of their team to our facilities.”

“As original participants in Sarnia-Lambton’s sustainability initiatives, NOVA provided strong support to the Research Park in its early days as we successfully raised our start-up funding from the Provincial and Federal governments. NOVA has also been an active sponsor at the Research Park’s annual Capstone Engineering Design Competition,” said Don Hewson, Managing Director of the Research Park’s Bowman Centre for Technology Commercialization in Sarnia.

Renovations, including energy saving retro-fits and other environmentally sustainable features, are currently being completed in time for a December 1, 2011 move-in date.

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About the University of Western Ontario Research Park

The University of Western Ontario Research Park is one of Canada’s leading multi-campus science and technology parks and is affiliated with one of Canada’s largest universities. The Research Park owns and operates 12 buildings with over 625,000 square feet of turnkey office, conference centre, laboratory, and pilot plant space across two established Research Park locations: the 50-acre London Campus and the 80-acre Sarnia-Lambton Campus. The Research Park is home to over 100 tenants, ranging from large multi-national companies to small non-profit organizations, and including some of Canada’s fastest growing start-up companies.

About the Research Park, Sarnia-Lambton Campus
The University of Western Ontario Research Park, Sarnia-Lambton Campus was established in 2003 as a joint initiative of the County of Lambton, the City of Sarnia, and the University of Western Ontario. The Sarnia-Lambton Campus is located adjacent to Lambton College and is home to the Bowman Centre for Technology Commercialization, Canada’s largest clean-tech incubator, focused on large-scale industrial biotechnology. The Bowman Centre receives support from the Bioindustrial Innovation Centre, a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization of Research with funding from the Government of Canada.

For more information:

Joel Adams, HBA, BESc
Executive Director
The University of Western Ontario Research Park
Phone: 519-858-5150

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