Niagara to establish Beverage Centre of Excellence

June 24, 2020

Niagara College’s Research & Innovation division has received over $1M in federal funding to expand applied research in the growing beverage sector. The funds will allow Niagara's Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre to established the Beverage Centre of Excellence, as well as to expand resources to focus on feasibility studies, deliver consumer acceptance and quality assurance, and conduct research test-runs through a small-batch, scale-up beverage processing laboratory. “Our focus is on combining economic and workforce development aspects of our programs,” said CFWI Innovation Centre manager Lyndon Ashton. “This grant lets us hire students as research assistants, who work alongside highly-qualified experts and industry partners.” Niagara (ON)