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Ontario signs MoU with Siemens Canada


May 25, 2011
By Anthony Capkun

May 24, 2011 – The Province of Ontario has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Siemens Canada that will help the province “continue to turn the corner through investments in industry, energy, healthcare and infrastructure”.

Siemens Canada, in partnership with the province, will strive to:

• Establish global centres of excellence in Ontario focusing on smart grid development, electric vehicle technology, wind and solar power, water treatment, energy conservation, and state-of-the-art manufacturing.
• Provide university Masters programs, apprenticeships and co-ops, as well as help develop post-secondary curriculum to help build a world-class workforce specializing in the clean technology sector.

“Today’s signing reconfirms Ontario’s strong leadership and continued growth and prosperity driven by key partnerships between business and government,” said Roland Aurich, president and CEO, Siemens Canada. “The challenges faced by today’s cities can only be solved through innovation and technology and we look forward to working together with this government towards solutions for a stronger Ontario.”