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Information on prior NSERC Research Partnership Grants for Universities.
Engage Grants for Universities
Created new research relationships between companies and university researchers that met pressing business innovation needs.
Connect Grants for Universities
Explored opportunities for collaboration between businesses and university researchers.
Industrial Research Chairs
Leveraged dedicated senior-level expertise towards a major industrial challenge. Renowned university experts collaborated with industry to build research capacity in priority areas.
Collaborative Research and Development Grants
Offered a flexible tool to allow impactful collaboration between a company and a university researcher on a research-based industry-driven priority.
Encouraged joint projects with industry and/or government in targeted areas that could strongly enhance Canada’s economy, society and/or environment within a 10-year period.
Supported major industry-university collaborations that focused on sector-level challenges and opportunities. At times, involved partnerships with different levels of government to impact policy. Accelerated research in areas of national importance where Canada could be a world leader.
Chairs in Design Engineering
Allowed engineering students, led by experts, to work towards applying design engineering to improve a company product or process.