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New Insight Development Grant supports Ivey’s circular economy research

  • Matthew Lynch
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  • Sep 4, 2020
New Insight Development Grant supports Ivey’s circular economy research

Ivey faculty Jury Gualandris (principal investigator) and Deishin Lee have been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant for their project “Towards the circular economy: connecting the dots to source and use another firm waste”.

SSHRC Insight Development Grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas.

The grant of $58,000 will support Ivey’s ground-breaking research program investigating how opportunity recognition and operational agility enable a firm to productively source and use another firm’s waste stream.

The grant research will focus on waste synergies in the emerging circular bio-economy in Quebec, that is being investigated with the support of the Centre for Technology Transfer in Industrial Ecology (CTTÉI). The research has already identified and analysed 29 food waste synergies between SMEs located in the Montreal metropolitan area. Preliminary results and insights were presented in a recent blog post.

This announcement complements other recent funding awards for research on the circular economy and sustainable supply chains at Ivey from the Economics & Environmental Policy Research Network and SSHRC.