Brainstorming meeting – Intersectoral research on aging

Given that the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) aim to get more researchers from different sectors working on the question of aging, and that additional funding was obtained under the SQRI 2017-2022 to support intersectoral research and training initiatives on major societal challenges, the FRQ intend to launch a call for intersectoral proposals on aging. In that regard, the FRQ held a brainstorming meeting on aging in October 2017 that brought together some thirty researchers and partners, most of whom had played an active role at the “Innovation for Better Aging, Together” forum held by the FRQ in 2012.

This meeting led to a better understanding of the niche occupied by the Fonds in this area and to the identification of ways of further strengthening intersectoral networking and the complementarity of research teams across Québec in order to meet identified targets. The meeting was also an opportunity to collectively sketch the broad outline of an intersectoral research program on aging that would allow Québec to fully assume its role as a leader in the area of large-scale collaborative research.


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Discussion forum

The Forum on Aging: Innovation for aging better together was held on November 27, 2012 at the Montréal Science Centre. Organized by the Fonds de recherche du Québec, this event was a response to an invitation launched by Québec’s chief scientist in the fall of 2011, calling on the scientific community to submit proposals for intersectoral projects that address the societal challenges facing Québec.


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