08 April 2015

Applied Research Funding Announcements Showcase George Brown College's Green Building Capacity

The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State for Science and Technology was at Mohawk College today to announce the latest rounds of awards in the Tri-Council College and Community Innovation Program and the CFI College Industry Innovation Fund. George Brown College was awarded three awards, including a joint NSERC/CFI Innovation Enhancement Grant in Building Information Modeling and an Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges Grant in Smart Connected Buildings: Intelligent Building Automation Systems.

These awards build on the history of work we have done supporting industries in the green construction areas, leveraging our FedDev funded Green Building Centre. This is a real success story for the CCI Program, in that we have built a successful applied research capacity in the green construction industries over the past several years. This has supported work with many industry partners who have gotten new products and services to market while teaching our students innovation literacy.

The CCI Program and the CFI funding is building college and polytechnic applied research capacity across the country in many important sectors of the economy. As outlined in the federal government's Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy these are important components of the innovation ecosystem in Canada.

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