Funding Announcements

Innovate BC awards Zamir Punja through the Ignite program

October 17, 2018

Innovate BC through the Ignite program has awarded SFU Professor Zamir Punja and UBC Professor Juli Carillo $241,500 over 3 years, working in collaboration with Terramera, a Vancouver-based plant agriculture company, to evaluate an improved generation of plant-based chemicals derived from Neem and Karanja oils for pest and disease control. This technology, known as the Molecular Delivery System (MDS), significantly amplifies product effectiveness, which will enable these reduced risk chemicals to compete with their synthetic counterparts, creating a significant positive environmental impact in BC agriculture. The projects awarded must address an industry problem with the potential for significant benefits to BC, and must be carried out by both academic and industry members. See Zamir and the entire group of awardees from 4 projects funded at SFU in this competition, holding onto their cheques!