iCORE, ALBERTA INFORMATICS CIRCLE OF RESEARCH EXCELLENCE
The Alberta Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (iCORE) was established in October 1999 by the Government of Alberta to foster world-class university-based research that supports the ICT sector. It is directed by a high-profile board of directors and operates on a day-to-day level to establish and support teams of world-class ICT researchers. The Government of Alberta currently commits $10 million per year to fund iCORE, which is wholly owned by the Alberta Science and Research Authority. This investment in iCORE stems from a belief that strong fundamental research is at the core of a healthy economic sector, which in turn creates social, cultural and economic advantages for Albertans.
INVESTING IN EXCEPTIONAL INFORMATICS SCIENTISTS
Its mission is to attract and grow a critical mass of exceptional researchers in the field of informatics, that is, areas of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, physics, mathematics and other disciplines related to information and communications technology (ICT). iCORE invests in people – the highest caliber research scientists who work on fundamental and applied problems in informatics. Around these leaders, world-class research teams are developed. iCORE operates several grant programs to develop iCORE Chairs at Alberta universities, around which world-class research teams are developed.
iCORE is directing its support to areas in which Alberta has a chance to develop internationally recognized research teams. It is also focusing on areas in which Alberta companies are active, so that intellectual property and valuable knowledge workers resulting from iCORE's investment will have compelling reasons to stay in Alberta.
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