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Supporting Innovative Discoveries While Creating Jobs in South Central Ontario

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Supporting Innovative Discoveries While Creating Jobs in South Central Ontario

Ontario Government Advancing Cutting-Edge Research

The Ontario government is helping three south central Ontario research teams make discoveries that will improve the lives of people around the world while strengthening the province's economy.

Ontario's support will help Brock University and McMaster University invest in new facilities to conduct ground-breaking research. Project outcomes will include:

  • Develop environmentally friendly processes for biomanufacturing;
  • Design powerful new materials using nanotechnology; and
  • Create new materials for Ontario's medical, automotive and communications industries.

Supporting innovative research that creates jobs and improves lives is part of the Ontario government's plan to build a fair society and a strong economy.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is supporting more than 5,000 researchers working on 42 projects at 18 institutions across the province through the Ontario Research Fund–Research Infrastructure program.
  • Since 2003, the Ontario Research Fund–Research Infrastructure program has supported 1,430 projects and helped train more than 20,000 highly qualified province-wide.
  • Ontario has recovered all the jobs lost during the recession and continues to outpace the United States and Great Lakes region in job creation since 2009.

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“Ontario’s world-class research teams are equipped to make important discoveries in health, energy and advanced manufacturing. The cutting-edge research taking place in South Central Ontario will not only strengthen the province’s economy; it will strengthen our quality of life.”

Reza Moridi

Minister of Research and Innovation

“Our government is pleased to support the innovative research taking place at Brock University —research that has positioned Brock as a leader in scientific excellence. New discoveries will continue to be made at Brock, and we want those people, those ideas and those jobs right here.”

Jim Bradley

MPP for St. Catharines

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