Government of Canada Invests in New Research Partnerships

Colleges, universities and local businesses collaboration fosters innovation, high-quality jobs and growth Cambridge, Ontario, June 21, 2013 — The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced the Government of Canada’s investment in 20 partnerships among colleges, universities and businesses through the College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program. The Minister made the announcement… Continue reading Government of Canada Invests in New Research Partnerships

New report shows more Canadian businesses are meeting their goals through partnered R&D with universities and colleges

On February 19th, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) released a three year progress report on its Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation. The Strategy was launched in 2009, following a year of consultations with businesses. It aims to help companies realize greater value from their investments in research and development, accelerate… Continue reading New report shows more Canadian businesses are meeting their goals through partnered R&D with universities and colleges

A little R&D can go a long way

Sometimes potential clients ask, “I’m not in the R&D business – how could my business benefit from partnering with a researcher?” Yet, the need for innovative solutions to product, or process issues can affect businesses in any sector, and at any stage of their lifecycle. Take the case of an established local manufacturer: Gosco Valves,… Continue reading A little R&D can go a long way

R&D Funding for Collaborative Projects with Colleges: Part II

By Sarah O’Neill As I mentioned in last month’s topic, through the College and Community Innovation Program, NSERC supports new projects that work with businesses on a range of applied research. Two other granting options that can offer support to your business are the Innovation Enhancement (IE) Grants and the Applied Research Tools and Instrument… Continue reading R&D Funding for Collaborative Projects with Colleges: Part II

R&D Funding for Collaborative projects with Colleges: Part I

By Sarah O’Neill NSERC’s College and Community Innovation Program, is supporting new projects working with businesses on a range of applied research—from clean energy technologies to healthcare tools for professionals. The new partnerships between colleges and business help create and promote a wide range of leading-edge technologies, and help transfer innovation into the marketplace.  Funding… Continue reading R&D Funding for Collaborative projects with Colleges: Part I

McMaster’s non-profit programs get a boost!

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has been continually evolving their youth programs over the past couple decades.  Venture and Learning Enrichment Advancement Program (LEAP) are their non-profit programs that aim to motivate and inspire youth to explore science and engineering with innovative, hands on programming though summer camps, curriculum based school workshops and… Continue reading McMaster’s non-profit programs get a boost!