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Scalable tools to meet industry needs. On-demand expertise, joint business-university and business-college/polytechnic research chairs, large-scale industrial collaborations. De-risk.
Collaborative R&D for Colleges, Polytechnics and Universities
Collaborate to solve a specific, research-based industry problem.
Collaborative Research and Development Grants
Flexible tool for collaboration on an industry-driven priority. Well-defined projects with measurable outcomes. (Up to 5 years, funding scaled to project size and number of partners.)
Applied Research and Development Grants
Scalable tool to enable college/polytechnic-business collaborations addressing local business needs. (Up to $150,000 per year for 3 years.)
College-University Idea to Innovation Grants
Expanding the scope of R&D partnerships to embrace colleges, polytechnics, universities and industry.
Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges, Polytechnics and Universities
Leverage dedicated senior-level expertise towards a major industrial challenge.
Industrial Research Chairs
Renowned university experts collaborating with industry to build research capacity in priority areas. (5 years, renewable.)
Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges
College/Polytechnic faculty building applied research capacity in priority areas to increase the productivity and competitiveness of business. (5 years, renewable.)
Chairs in Design Engineering
Engineering students, led by experts, working to apply design engineering to improve a company product or process.
Strategic Partnerships with Universities
Major industry-university collaborations focusing on sector-level challenges and opportunities. Can involve partnerships with different levels of Government.
Strategic Partnership Grants
Accelerate research in areas of national importance where Canada can be a world leader. Strategic target areas: Advanced Manufacturing; Environment and Agriculture; Information and Communications Technologies; and, Natural Resources and Energy.
Targeted initiatives championed by NSERC to address key research-based roadblocks in industrial sectors of national importance.
Automotive Partnership Canada
Joint $140 million initiative supporting large-scale collaborative R&D activities to benefit the entire Canadian automotive industry.
Collaborative Health Research Projects
Targets interdisciplinary research to advance science and engineering innovation in the health domain. Joint investment initiative with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Networks of Centres of Excellence
Focusing a critical mass of research, development and entrepreneurial talent on major challenges.
Networks of Centres of Excellence
Building a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, academic-led research network to solve major issues.
Bringing academic expertise to bear on R&D problems defined by the private-sector.
Building College and Polytechnic Capacity
Prepare and equip colleges and polytechnics to carry out applied research and technology transfer with local businesses.
Innovation Enhancement Grants
Increases the applied research expertise of colleges to address the needs of local small- and medium-sized businesses. (2-and 5-year grants.)
Applied Research Tools and Instruments
Equipping colleges and polytechnics with cutting-edge tools and facilities to support collaborations with business.