Carrying on the Work of GARDN to Reinforce the National Collaborative Research Network as a Leader in Green Aviation
In September 2016, the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) issued a report titled Aerospace Innovation White Paper – Innovation Agenda Submission. Via the report’s ten recommendations, the AIAC intends to show the government of Canada that the aerospace industry can indeed create new opportunities for the country. Some of these recommendations refer to the Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), along with the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC).
The AIAC recommends that CARIC, based on its success thus far, be reinforced as a collaborative aerospace research network and continue building on the work and results of GARDN by allocating $280 million in funding over seven years. This recommendation notably includes a major green technology component. Specifically targeted financial support will be given to aerospace research projects under the Vancouver Declaration on clean growth and climate change.
The basic purpose of this recommendation is to address the five areas for action under Canada’s Innovation Agenda, most particularly the goal of providing for business development and fostering clean growth, and to develop world-calibre clusters and partnerships.