Organization: Ontario R&D Challenge Fund

Ontario releases details on R&D and innovation funding

The Ontario government is beginning to provide some detail on recent funding announcements for research, innovation and commercialization. The long awaited request for proposals for the Ontario Research Fund (ORF) will be posted June 6 on the web site of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. The ORF combines the former Ontario R&D Challenge…

UK-Canada consortium to explore human proteins

A $95-million UK-Canada partnership billed as the largest international research project ever funded in Canada will spend the next three years determining the three-dimensional structure of more than 350 human proteins. The Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) is led by Dr Aled Edwards, a leading expert in proteomics and structural genomics research with the Bant-ing and…

Perimeter secures provincial and federal funding

The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics has secured more than $50 million in federal and provincial commitments in its bid to secure $100 million in public support. The new money augments the $120 million committed by three executives of Research in Motion Ltd, including $100 million from RIM president Mike Lazaridis. The latest funding announcements…

Celestica and execs fund chairs at Univ of Toronto

Celestica Inc, its chairman and six senior executives have donated $3 million to the Univ of Toronto’s faculty of applied science and engineering to create three endowed chairs. The amount will be matched by the university and will allow the faculty to seek grants from various government agencies that would multiply the original gift by…

MCMASTER RECEIVES FUNDING FOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

McMaster Univ has received $3.3 million from the Ontario R&D Challenge Fund (CF) to undertake research into structural engineering. The Ontario government money, which is matched by the university and three industry partners, will go toward establishing a Centre for Effective Design Structures, and will pay for three endowed chairs and a new professor in…