Fostering Discoveries and Creating Jobs in Ottawa

September 07, 2016


Ontario is investing $6,991,425 in world-class research to build Ontario’s knowledge-based economy in Ottawa.

This funding will boost the province’s ability to attract and retain highly skilled researchers and innovators and will help sharpen Ontario’s competitive edge by fostering discoveries and supporting knowledge-based jobs.

In Ottawa, Ontario is supporting:

  • Five projects at Carleton University - $486,276
  • One project at CHEO’s Research Institute - $140,000
  • Two projects at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute - $280,000
  • 28 projects at the University of Ottawa - $6,085,149

Investing in our knowledge economy is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario's history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.