Ontario science minister Reza Moridi announced on Tuesday that 61 projects across 22 public colleges will receive funding via the Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund.
Mr. Moridi, the minister of research, innovation and science, was at Sheridan College in Oakville to announce the effort that will “connect college students with businesses to tackle R&D challenges and launch innovative new products and services”, according to a statement.
“Our province needs talent to continue to sustain its growing innovation ecosystem,” Moridi said, explaining that “investing in applied research and development is a step towards a brighter and more prosperous future for our province.”
“By bringing together colleges and the R&D sector, we’re creating opportunities for our students and ensuring they are ready for the jobs of tomorrow.”
“When students have the opportunity to apply their education in practical ways, they’re even better equipped to participate in the skills-based economy we’re building in the province,” Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development Mitzie Hunter said.
“These projects will encourage students to explore their full potential, immerse themselves in industries and help us keep Ontario’s R&D sector competitive.”
More details to follow. Image of Sheridan College from Wikimedia Commons.