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2011-12 Quality Food for Health

June 1, 2012

Alberta Innovates announces millions in Quality Food for Health grants

Diverse range of research targets better food to boost health

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(Photos are provided by the University of Alberta / John Ulan )

Read the news release and backgrounder (June 1, 2012)
Alberta Innovates announces millions in Quality Food for Health grants

Edmonton...Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, along with seven other funding partners, is announcing funding for 13 research projects focused on using the power of science towards better food and better health. "This unique 5 million dollar program aims to stimulate new and healthier food, innovative food processing, and new ways of encouraging healthier food consumption by Albertans," says Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions CEO Stan Blade, PhD. "This program is an outstanding example of the Alberta Innovates system in action."

See list of projects receiving funding.

View video of Dr. Blade (CEO of Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions), Dr. Wishart and Dr. Magnan (CEO of Alberta Innovates Health Solutions)

Read Dr. Wishart's powerpoint What's in Your Food? The Alberta Food Metabolome Project  presented on May 16 and 17, 2012 at AI Bio's 2012 Impact Innovation speaker sessions.

Read story about Dr. Wishart's research.
  

May 11, 2011

Researchers invited to apply to new "Quality Food for Health" research and innovation funding program

Read the launch Information Bulletin (May 11, 2011) 
Researchers invited to apply to new "Quality Food for Health" research and innovation funding program   

Download the Program Description  for further information about the "Quality Food for Health" research and innovation funding program.

Edmonton…Launched by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions and funding partners, the aim of the new  "Quality Food for Health" research and innovation program is to improve the health and well being of Albertans while increasing the competitiveness of the province's food and agricultural industries. Funding partners include:  Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency, Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund, Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Alberta Milk, and Alberta Pulse Growers. 

This three-year program has base funding of $4 million with the potential to access additional funds from the funding partners if projects are in alignment with their research needs.  This program brings together agricultural and health communities in a unique initiative that strengthens collaboration within Alberta's research and innovation system and holds potential for unique food and health innovations.

Researchers or a team of researchers within private industry, academic institutions, provincial and federal research centres or non-profit research establishments are invited to submit a letter of intent to the program as the first step of the application process for a non-repayable research grant.  The deadline for submission of letters of intent closed on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 2:00p.m. MDT.

Up to $500,000 per project is available for eligible expenses over three years that could involve, but is not limited to, creation of new products, healthier reformulation of existing foods, development of innovative food processing or packaging technologies, preparation of health claims or other responses to regulatory requirements, or new methods of encouraging healthier food consumption by consumers. 

Applicant inquiries may be directed to:

Elizabeth Muir, Value Added Director
Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions
Phone: 780-415-9820
Email: Elizabeth.Muir@albertainnovates.ca


Last updated: Thursday, February 11, 2016
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