Canada announces funding for COVID-19 research and development projects

November 2, 2020

The Government of Canada has announced that the National Research Council of Canada will support a number of COVID-19 related research programs under its Pandemic Response Challenge program. Three universities will receive funding through the program, which supports research and development that meets specific needs identified by Canadian health experts. The University of British Columbia will receive $147K for a contactless sensors project, and OCAD University will receive $150K to develop guidelines and functionalities for virtual care software. The University of Toronto will receive $200K for two projects: $100K will support a project focused on rapid COVID-19 tests, and the other $100K will support a project focused on visual detection of SARS-CoV-2. Canada (National)