CKN granted funding through Strategic Science Fund

On December 6, 2023, the Government of Canada announced that the Composites Knowledge Network (CKN) is a recipient of funding under the new Strategic Science Fund (SSF). The Government followed-up with a May 26, 2024 news released detailing the funding for all recipients, including the $1 million awarded to CKN. The SSF was created to … Read more

Anoush Poursartip moderates panel at AeroDef 2023

Dr. Anoush Poursartip, Co-Director, Composites Knowledge Network, is moderating a panel discussion at AeroDef Manufacturing®, a conference and trade show for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry running November 7-9, 2023 in Long Beach, California. The session on November 8, Building a Skilled Workforce for the Industry of the Future, will cover challenges and opportunities … Read more

CKN receives $1.75m PacifiCan funding

On October 16, 2023, the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced over $3 million in funding for four projects that will support small and medium-sized businesses, including $1.75 million in funding for Composites Knowledge Network. “The Composites Knowledge Network (CKN) is proud to be supporting a wide range of innovative BC small and … Read more

German president learns of successful DLR@UBC partnership during visit to UBC

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited UBC on April 25, 2023. Anoush Poursartip, Co-Director of Composites Knowledge Network (CKN), welcomed His Excellency and the German Delegation in his role as UBC lead of the DLR@UBC partnership. Anoush shared the success of the partnership, which has been in action for eight years and continues to grow stronger. … Read more

Anoush Poursartip awarded CACSMA’s Canada Composites Fellow

Composites Knowledge Network (CKN) is pleased to announce that Anoush Poursartip, Co-Director of the Composites Knowledge Network and Professor at the University of British Columbia, has been awarded the Canada Composites Fellow by the Canadian Association for Composites Structures and Materials (CACSMA) for his outstanding contributions to the field of composite structures and materials. With … Read more

Composites Research Network celebrates 10th anniversary with symposium

On September 22, 2022, Composites Research Network (CRN) celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a one-day hybrid symposium featuring panel discussions, networking, a tour of the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL) at The University of British Columbia (UBC), and a formal dedication of the Boeing 777X wing sculpture. An initiative of UBC, CRN launched … Read more

CKN shares findings from survey of Canadian Composites Industry for 2021

Since 2019, the Composites Knowledge Network (CKN) has conducted three digital surveys of the Canadian Composite Industry. The latest survey was completed in both official languages between February 3 to March 7, 2022 and collected information about the industry for 2021. Over 500 individuals were invited to participate, with responses received from 61 companies. The … Read more

May 2022 Newsletter

Access CKN’s Knowledge in Practice Centre – a trusted and extensive source for composites manufacturing knowledge The Knowledge in Practice Centre (KPC) is a wiki-based online resource for empowering businesses with the composites knowledge they need to succeed, with a repository of composites knowledge developed to save you time and money by providing science-based content … Read more

KPC composites wiki offers pathways for innovation and optimization

As featured in NGEN Supercluster News ( Companies involved in composites manufacturing can now turn to the Composite Knowledge Network’s (CKN) Knowledge in Practice Centre (KPC) for access to world-class composites knowledge. The KPC offers open access to a wiki style resource that provides practical knowledge as well as case studies and expert perspectives. “Composites … Read more

October 2021 Newsletter

Join CKN’s Knowledge in Practice Centre to access composites manufacturing knowledge and best practices As a subscriber to CKN, we keep you in the loop by sharing upcoming webinars and news updates to help you stay informed. However, to get the most value from the Composites Knowledge Network (CKN), we highly recommend joining our recently … Read more

May 2021 Newsletter

The Launch of the CKN Knowledge in Practice Centre! An open resource for composites manufacturing knowledge and best practices With the rapid advancement of the composites industry and the costly process of manufacturing, the Composites Knowledge Network was created to facilitate access to the latest technologies, best practices, and world-class knowledge for Canadian SMEs. On … Read more