Researchers secure Homegrown Innovation Challenge Spark Awards to study sustainable berry farming

15 projects from researchers from across Canada have been selected to receive Spark Awards from the Weston Family Foundation Homegrown Innovation Challenge. The 15 award recipients will propose projects focused on sustainable berry farming, after which ten successful applicants will receive a $1M award to develop a small-scale proof of concept. Further funding will be provided to successful teams to develop and scale their innovations. The projects include a proposed study from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Université Laval on how to grow berries year-round in northern climates, a study by Lethbridge College and industry partners to determine how to maximize the production of strawberries, and a study by researchers at Laurentian University and industry partners into how to produce strawberries underground. Weston Family Foundation| KPU| Lethbridge Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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