The Centre of Research and Innovation Project is a collaborative effort between Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland (GC), the College of the North Atlantic (CNA), and Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited (CBPPL
). The Centre aims to support local and regional economic growth through innovation, research, and training.
There are three related components to the project:
The project's three components each operate individually and jointly to support economic growth and resilience in Corner Brook and western Newfoundland. Key outcomes for the Centre of Research and Innovation include: 1) infrastructure and capacity building; 2) research and development; 3) entrepreneurship and innovation; 4) education and skills training; and 5) growth in the agricultural and forest sectors.
The Centre has a
structure that includes the Executive Committee and four sub-committees: 1. Operational Oversight, 2. Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, 3. Training, 4. Building Renovation Project Management. Sub-committees support the Executive Committee’s work. The governance structure for this project was designed to ensure all partners have a voice in the process, that each component of the project can proceed efficiently and that funders are regularly updated on progress. The committees are constituted by members from all partner institutions, namely CBPPL, CNA, and GC.