Thursday, September 5, 2019

Feds invest $5 million for greenhouse research

The federal government is investing $5 million to launch a greenhouse-industry research network and build a greenhouse at Niagara College.

The Greenhouse Technology network “will bring industry partners to work side-by-side with faculty, scientists, graduates and students from the University of Guelph, Vineland Research & Innovation Centre and Niagara College, to develop technology solutions to address industry challenges, and to share those findings,” said the college in a news release.

The new greenhouse at Niagara College will be “equipped with sustainable technologies that will serve as pilot projects for greenhouse industry partners. 

“Technology industry partners will also make use of the greenhouse to develop new products, processes and services for the greenhouse industry. 

“These new products from Ontario companies will enable better use of energy and water in greenhouses, and establish the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 principles that will be crucial for industry in Ontario and beyond,” the release said.

Funding comes via FedDev Ontario