Government of Canada invests more than $7 million to support collaborations between Canada’s colleges and companies

April 24, 2017

SARNIA, ONTARIO –Canadian businesses, small and large, are teaming up with researchers at colleges across the country to expand their activities and create good jobs for Canadians that support a strong and healthy middle class. When colleges and local companies work together, their collaborations can often lead to better products, innovative business models and valuable hands-on skills for students that give them an advantage when entering the workforce of their choice.

Today, Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary for Science and Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced that the Government of Canada will invest more than $7 million for six projects at colleges across the country. These projects will allow colleges to provide research expertise in a variety of fields, such as energy, agriculture and new material design. The funding is made available through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF), a program that helps colleges work with Canadian businesses to innovate and thrive.

Read the full news release from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.