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Funding for McGill University will help boost the food economy

The province of Quebec has granted $5 million for creating and funding McGill University's precompetitive food processing research consortium


Quebec City, Que. – Research in agrifood innovation at McGill University has received an investment boost.

The province of Quebec announced $5 million for the Consortium de recherche précompétitive en transformation alimentaire at McGill’s Macdonald campus.

The funds will be awarded in five annual installments of $1 million from now to 2021.

“In addition to reinforcing research and development activities, the Consortium will promote scientific entrepreneurship, talent development and industrial partnership and commercialization,” says Rosie Goldstein, the university’s vice-president of Research and Innovation.

“McGill is eager to promote these collaborations in order to encourage innovation in research and to make meaningful advancements that will benefit the world.”

In a statement, the university says the Consortium is being created with the goal of reinforcing the competitive capacity of businesses in the food transformation industry by increasing their ability to conduct research and development and to launch new technological innovations.

The Consortium will also promote partnerships between companies and researchers, and facilitate the recruitment of qualified workers.

The investment will support research and development projects in the pre-competitive stages.


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