The federal government is investing nearly $10.7 million to support new research infrastructure at 11 colleges and polytechnics across Canada.The funding comes from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) through its College-Industry Innovation Fund. The CFI funding, totaling more than $8.2 million, is for tools and equipment. At Red River College, for example, the CFI is providing more than $1 million for research space dedicated to addressing the growing demand for culinary research from the food and agriculture sector, focusing on consumer issues and industry challenges, such as food waste. The successful institutions will also share in another $2.4 million from CFI’s Infrastructure Operating Fund for operating and maintenance costs.
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