The estimated $6.8 million
cost of The Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes is being partly funded through the Canada
Foundation for Innovation (CFI), a national granting agency that
provides funds for the purchase of new and replacement equipment and for
the renovation and upgrading of new and existing space. CFI’s mandate is
to increase the capacity of Canadian universities and other
not-for-profit institutions to carry out world-class scientific research
and technology development. To implement its mandate, the CFI promotes
innovation by investing in research infrastructure, jointly with
institutions and their funding partners.
The Three Little Pigs Research Project at The Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes has been awarded 40% of the total cost (approximately $ 2.72 million) from CFI. A matching amount has also been awarded by the Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT), a provincial agency created to help Ontario’s universities, hospitals, colleges and research institutes enhance the infrastructure needed for scientific research and technology development.
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Randy Van Straaten
Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Lab, UWO
Tel: 519 495-4575