Canadian farmers, entrepreneurs and health care workers to benefit from new investment in research
More than $20 million for collaborations between researchers and businesses to save lives, help farmers and protect the environment August 16, 2018, Lincoln, Ontario – Putting research in the hands of those who use it to create and innovate leads to increased competitiveness, economic growth and job creation.
That’s why the Government of Canada continues to support the country’s researchers whose discoveries inspire entrepreneurs and innovators in the agriculture, health and commercial sectors. Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced $6.7 million in federal funding for seven new projects under Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) that will match researchers with companies to develop new genebased technologies in health care, agriculture and environmental protection. An additional $14.3 million is being invested by provincial governments, businesses and other funding partners for a total of $21 million.