Government of Canada announces $20 million funding in College and Community Innovation Program

It was announced by the government of Canada today that over $20 million will be directed towards the College and Community Innovarion (CCI) Program.  The announcement was made by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology).

The CCI Program is a collaborative initiative among the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  Nine colleges were selected to work with their communities and local businesses to get new innovations from campuses into the marketplace where Canadians can benefit from them.

“Our government supports innovation because it creates jobs, improves the quality of life of Canadians and strengthens the economy,” said Minister of State Goodyear. “These new partnerships will provide skills training for the communities in which they are based and give local businesses access to the knowledge and resources they need to innovate.”

The funded projects focus on a variety of research areas, including forestry products transformation, green building technologies and the aviation training industry.

For more information on the CCI Program, the selected colleges and their respective programs, please visit the CCI website.