USask GIFS receives $2.5M for biomanufacturing sector, agri-food hub

The University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) has received $2.5M in funding to support the biomanufacturing sector and create an agri-food hub. The funding, which comes from PrairiesCan’s Regional Innovation Ecosystems program, will support the development of a biomanufacturing facility focused on advancing sustainable agriculture and food innovations that will improve Canada’s biomanufacturing capacity. It will also support an agri-food hub, attract foreign investments, provide training in the field, and create jobs in Saskatchewan. “This facility at GIFS will become the engineering biology focal point for agriculture in Canada and strengthen USask’s profile for delivering advancements in agri-food and biotechnology needed to ensure global food security,” said USask VP Research Dr Baljit Singh. Newswire Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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