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Fanshawe College's Centre for Research and Innovation and The Grove at Western Fair District Food Start-Up Symposium

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 13:33

About Fanshawe College's Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI)

Fanshawe College’s Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) unlocks innovation that drives the regional economy forward by solving industry and business applied research needs through leading expertise, resources, partners and funding.

CRI aims to accelerate new product development, encourage knowledge sharing and technology transfer in the food processing sector, and promote the development of a network within the industry. We specialize in development and enhancement of new and existing products through our in-house food innovation laboratory. We also have access to funding for eligible projects and companies to support research and development.

CRI removes barriers to growth for emerging businesses through industry-driven R&D projects that accelerate new product development. We contribute our leading expertise and world-class laboratory facilities, as well as the partner resources and grant funding needed for growing businesses to make their vision a reality.

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About The Grove at Western Fair District

The Grove is the District’s agri-business hub where participants share resources, space, and connections to create the right conditions for innovation, education, and growth.

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