Our Funders & Government Partners

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

    Funding Program: College and Community Innovation (CCI) Fund

    The CCI program supports applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies. Research areas include (but are not limited to) environmental science and technologies, natural resources and energy, health and related life sciences and technologies, and information and communications technologies.

  • Research Support Fund

    Funding Program: Research Support Fund

    The Research Support Fund assists Canadian post-secondary institutions and their affiliated research hospitals and institutes with the expenses associated with managing the research funded by the three federal research granting agencies. The Research Support Fund (formerly known as the Indirect Costs Program) ultimately helps researchers concentrate on cutting-edge discoveries and scholarship excellence, as funds are utilized to support an institution’s research environment, and to generate improvements, innovations and efficiencies in its management. Visit our partner’s website

  • Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)

    Funding Program: Regional Innovation Ecosystem (RIE)

    Funding under this stream helps to create, grow and develop strong and inclusive regional networks that support business growth and innovation, as well as the entrepreneurial environment necessary for more innovative regional economies. Visit our partner’s website

  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation

    Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

    Funding Program: College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF)

    The CIIF program aims to stimulate competitive college-industry R&D partnerships that lead to business innovation. The Fund seeks to enhance the capacity of colleges to support innovation by providing state-of-the-art, industry relevant research infrastructure to foster partnerships with the private sector in an area of strategic priority to the institution. Visit our partner’s website

  • Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

    Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) focuses on ensuring the people of Ontario reap the personal and economic benefits of leading-edge research underway at publicly funded universities, colleges and research hospitals – research that can be transformed into technologies and services that enhance quality of life and help build a globally competitive, job-creating economy in Ontario.
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  • Intellectual Property Ontario (IPON)

    Intellectual Property Ontario (IPON) is a provincial agency that provides trusted IP support and services to enable Ontario businesses and researchers to innovate and grow. IPON works directly with clients and postsecondary institutions to better understand how to protect and maximize the value of their IP, strengthen their capacity to grow, compete in the market, and advance the province’s economic growth. Visit our partner’s website.

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    Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI)

    The goal of the MEDI is to help grow a strong, innovative economy that provides jobs and prosperity for all Ontarians. To accomplish that, MEDI offers the programs, services and tools businesses need to innovate and compete in today’s fast-changing global economy. Visit our partner’s website

  • Niagara Region Economic Development

    Niagara Economic Development (NED), part of the Regional Municipality of Niagara, works with 12 local area municipalities and other partners in providing a range of economic development services. NED supports the retention and growth of existing companies and encourages new businesses to relocate in Niagara. Visit our partner’s website