Province Calls for Innovative Solutions to Combat COVID-19

Ontario Investing $20 Million to Advance Medical Research

Colleges and universities, research hospitals and institutes across the province have stepped up to support their local communities by donating lifesaving ventilators, personal protective equipment and conducting invaluable research on detection and treatment.This portal was established to locate or manufacture emergency products and identify immediate and innovative solutions to help support the province’s response to COVID-19. The website also includes an option for research institutions, in addition to individuals, corporations and other entities, to submit ideas about how to expand health care capacity and knowledge, better utilize artificial intelligence, and build Ontario’s current and future supply chain capacity. The province is particularly interested in proposals that are highly feasible with achievable results within one year or a maximum of two years. Quick Facts
A diverse field of COVID-19 research will be eligible for funding and may include, but is not limited to, researching the COVID-19 strain, developing a vaccine, enhancing testing procedures, or improving modelling tools to help track the virus.Colleges will provide training opportunities and a streamlined path to early graduation and practice for paramedic students with valuable skills needed by the health care sector.

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