Holland College receives investment from Government of Canada for renewal of Canada’s Smartest Kitchen Technology Access Centre funding
May 2, 2017
Charlottetown, PEI – Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, part of Holland College’s Culinary Institute of Canada will receive $1.75 million over the next five years to continue its work food product development.
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, made the announcement at the Colleges and Institutes Canada Annual Conference currently underway in Ottawa. In total, the government will provide $37.4 million in new funding for 37 projects at colleges, institutes, and CÉGEPs across Canada to support applied research and development activities with industry partners.
“Our government supports investments that are helping to build an innovative economy and create quality jobs to support a vibrant middle class. Fostering strong partnerships between Canada’s colleges and industry partners leads to new, innovative ideas and transforms the results of R&D into new products that will benefit all Canadians.” Minister Duncan said.
As a leader in food product development, CSK offers creative and technical solutions for the commercialization challenges faced by food businesses of all sizes. Their multidisciplinary team validates concepts by testing them with consumers and reducing risk in the product development process.
Dr. Brian McMillan, president of Holland College, recognized the important linkages Canada’s Smartest Kitchen has made with the private sector by way of applied research opportunities.
“Canada’s Smartest Kitchen’s team of chefs, food scientists, and market experts work with food companies from across Canada, conducting innovative research which has resulted in successful product launches and increased private sector revenue. The continued support from the Government of Canada will allow Holland College to be at the forefront of food innovation in Canada for the next five years as Canada’s Smartest Kitchen continues to deliver leading-edge solutions to private sector companies through applied research projects,” he said.
The projects are funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program, which expands the capacity of Canadian colleges to work with local businesses in the development of new technologies and their commercialization.
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