"The NSERC program is quite unique... Many technologies in Canada die because of a lack of such federal funding. The I2I program addresses that gap."
Dr. Walied Moussa, University of Alberta
Are you a small business considering partnering with college or university researchers? We have some tips to get you started.
The Right People
Partnering with post-secondary researchers begins by connecting with the right people—getting to know scientists and engineers with the right mix of expertise to solve your problems. Our regional offices have funds and expertise to help you connect with the right expertise.
To find a researcher with relevant expertise you can also:
The Right Program
NSERC offers a suite of programs that fund researchers to work on the problems that matter to your business. Projects can range from three months to several years, and involve either in-kind or financial support from your business. Our at-a-glance program list offers the most popular options.
Take the First Step - Contact Us
NSERC regional office staff can work with you to provide advice, explain our offerings, and identify a researcher that may be most suited to your business.
You can reach NSERC headquarters at 1-855-275-2861, and we will point you in the right direction.