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of new markets and new uses for bioproducts, alternative renewable
fuels and their co-products will contribute to the long term sustainability
of Ontario's agri-food, energy and rural sectors.
The objectives of the Alternative Renewable Fuels 'Plus' Research and Development Fund were to fund research that would:
The growth and prosperity of Ontario's Agricultural, Food and related Life Science sectors depends on continuous innovation. In the road from the laboratory to the market place, a particularly difficult section is the transition from a new technology to a product able to attract financing for its commercial development. This has been recognized as the "pre-commercialization gap". The Life Sciences and Agri-food Innovation Fund promoted and accelerated the pre-commercialization development of new products and services in the Agri-food and related Life Science sectors in Ontario. The program provided funding for projects that clarified or enhanced the commercial value of existing intellectual property and made it more attractive to potential investors.
The Nutrient Management Joint Research Program was a program implemented
in 2006 and 2007 that focused on the development of environmentally
effective and scientifically robust management practice options
for land application of agricultural and non-agricultural source
materials in Ontario.
The research projects' outcomes under this program articulated the:
This program offered funding for joint Ontario-Quebec projects supporting water management and integrated pest management research issues of interest to both provinces. One of the aims of the Ontario-Quebec Trade and Cooperation Agreement is to improve the competitive position of the agriculture and agri-processing sectors. Both provinces recognize the mutual benefits of developing common responses to the challenges facing these sectors. The Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) have therefore developed a joint research competition on research topics of mutual interest to both provinces. The competition objectives were as follows:
Search our Research and Innovation Project Summaries Inventory for information on these funded projects and many more.
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