ON looks to lay groundwork for knowledge-based economy with $51M research investment

August 23, 2016

Ontario has announced that it will invest $51M to support research and talent development at leading postsecondary institutions across the province. A provincial release states that the funding will “help sharpen Ontario's competitive edge” by fostering discoveries that can lead to new technologies and healthcare treatments. Among its goals, the funds will specifically support 161 infrastructure projects at 25 institutions through the Ontario Research Fund—Research Infrastructure program; it will also support the work of 79 recently appointed researchers at 22 institutions through the Early Researcher Awards. ON