Consortium RITA receives $6M in funding


Published: 27Mar2022

On March 26th, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr. André Lamontagne, announced grants totaling $7.1M to three organizations engaged in the food processing sector, including $6M in funding to The Consortium for Research, Innovation and Transformation of Agrifood (RITA) at McGill University over the next 5 years. 

Consortium RITA, established in 2017, develops and supports research, innovation and technology transfer activities in all food processing sectors in Quebec. The project, worth $11.273 million, including contributions from McGill University and those of partners and companies, works toward the innovation of products and technological processes intended to increase the competitiveness of food companies and to support food self-sufficiency and sustainable food development.

"This generous financial support will strengthen our ability to create and amplify unique partnerships between biofood processing companies and research institutions," said Anja Geitmann, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University. "This will allow us to work together to strengthen the development and competitiveness of biofood companies that are prosperous, sustainable, rooted in the territory and committed to improving health. "

Read the full announcement (in French) on Cision.

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