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Partnerships Programs Overview

Research Partnerships Programs foster collaborations between university researchers, colleges and other sectors (including government and industry) in order to develop new knowledge and expertise, and transfer it to Canadian-based organizations.

Strategic Partnerships Program – to accelerate research in areas of national importance to Canada and where the country can be a world leader.
Industry-Driven Collaborative Research and Development Program – to address industry’s research and training needs and priorities, facilitate the productive use of knowledge through partnership projects, and build a critical mass of expertise through Industrial Research Chairs (IRC).
Commercialization Program – to increase market connection, knowledge translation and technology transfer by providing resources and expertise to fill the gap between the completion of the research and the uptake by end users.
Training in Industry Program – to connect companies with skills and increase the experiential training of students in industry.
College and Community Innovation Program – to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Strategic Partnerships Program

This link will take you to another Web site Automotive Partnership Canada
The Government of Canada has created Automotive Partnership Canada (APC)—an initiative that will support significant, collaborative R&D activities, and drive a transformation in the generation and application of new ideas, to the benefit of the entire Canadian automotive industry.

Collaborative Health Research Projects

International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change

This link will take you to another Web site Networks of Centres of Excellence

NSERC Forest Sector R&D Initiative

Strategic Network Grants
Strategic Network Grants (SNG) fund large-scale, complex research proposals that involve multi-sectoral collaborations in targeted areas that could strongly enhance Canada's economy, society and/or environment within the next 10 years.
2009 Strategic Network Grants Supplemental Competition in Capture Fisheries
2008 Strategic Network Grants Supplemental Competition in Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture
2008 Strategic Network Grants Supplemental Competition in Manufacturing
Strategic Project Grants
Strategic Project Grants (SPG) fund early-stage project research in targeted areas that could strongly enhance Canada’s economy, society and/or environment within the next 10 years.
Ongoing SPG-NSERC - Agence nationale de la recherche (See specific calls), France
Ongoing SPG-NSERC – National Science Council (Global Partnership Programs), Taiwan
Ongoing SPG-NSERC – Japan Science and Technology Agency (Strategic International Cooperative Program), Japan

Industry Driven Collaborative Research and Development Program

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Chairs in Design Engineering
Collaborative Research and Development Grants
Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants support well-defined projects undertaken by university researchers and their private-sector partners. CRD awards cover up to half of the total eligible direct project costs, with the industrial partner(s) providing the balance in cash and in kind.
Ongoing DND/NSERC Research Partnership Grants
2011 NSERC/NRCan/AECL Generation IV Energy Technologies
Engage Grants
Engage Grants (EG) are intended to foster the development of new research partnerships between academic researchers and companies, that have never collaborated before, by supporting short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem.
Industrial Research Chairs
Interaction Grants
Interaction Grants (IG) are intended to financially support researchers from Canadian universities to meet with Canadian-based companies with the objective of identifying a company-specific problem that they could solve by collaborating in a subsequent, newly established research partnership.
Partnership Workshops Grants
Partnership Workshops Grants (PWG) are designed to seed new collaborations and partnerships between Canadian university researchers and potential new non-academic partners.

Commercialization Program

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Idea to Innovation Grants
Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants provide funding to university researchers for research and development activities leading to technology transfer to a new or established Canadian company. Four distinct funding options are proposed and these phases are limited in time. The direct costs of research in Phase I will be entirely supported by NSERC, while those of Phase II will be shared with a private partner. The grant also provides funds to co-support technology transfer activities (e.g., Market Assessment option).

Training in Industry Program

Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards and Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships Program
These awards provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to work with industrial partners in addressing private-sector challenges. The tools are intended to integrate students into the business sector, allow them to apply their theoretical knowledge and skills towards solving practical industrial problems, while benefitting businesses by providing them access to relevant research expertise.
This link will take you to another Web site Industrial Research and Development Internships

College and Community Innovation Program

The College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program provides funding to colleges on a competitive basis to strengthen their applied research capacity, and carry out applied research and technology transfer activities (in collaboration with, and to the benefit of, industry, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises) in one area where the college has recognized expertise and that meet local or regional needs.

There are six grant types in the College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program:
Ongoing Applied Research and Development (ARD) Grants – These grants provide companies, that operate from a Canadian base, access to the unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian colleges and the opportunity to train students in essential technical skills required by industry.
Ongoing College-University Idea to Innovation Grants (CU-I2I)These grants are intended to develop and strengthen research links between colleges, universities and businesses to accelerate the development of promising technologies and promote their commercialization in the Canadian marketplace.
Ongoing Innovation Enhancement (IE) Grants (Formerly CCI Grants)These grants help colleges increase innovation at the community and/or regional level. They enable Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
2014 Applied Research Tools and Instruments (ARTI) Grants – These grants support the purchase of applied research equipment and installations to foster and enhance the ability of colleges to undertake applied research, innovation and training in collaboration with local companies.
2014 Technology Access Centres (TAC) Grants – These grants enhance the ability of companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, to become more productive and innovative by enabling them to readily access college expertise, technology and equipment.
2014 Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC) Grants - These grants support the establishment of applied research leaders and promote their role as catalysts in the advancement of business-focused applied research programs at colleges. The result will be the development of new, or the significant enhancement of existing, applied research capacity in areas that meet local or regional socio-economic needs.
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