Industry-Academic R&D Collaboration Programs

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) brings industry and academia together to solve industry’s innovation challenges. 

  1. Collaboration Voucher Program connects eligible Ontario companies with research institutions to address challenges and improve productivity, performance and competitiveness. 
  2. Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program supports cross-provincial collaborations between industry and academia to solve key industry challenges in both provinces.  
  3. Connected Vehicle/Automated Vehicle (CVAV) Program brings businesses and academic institutions together to commercialize innovations in self-driving cars. 
  4. TalentEdge Program provides an opportunity for students and recent graduates across all disciplines to apply their skills and expertise to solve industry problems. 
    • TalentEdge Internship Program enables current college and university students and recent graduates to work on collaborative industry-driven projects. 
    • TalentEdge Fellowship Program enables Ontario-based PhD graduates and post-doctoral fellows (PDFs) to work on industry-driven research and development projects. 
  5. Explore Program supports unconventional and highly innovative research projects with the potential to strongly impact the drug discovery process.
  6. Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund (OCRIF) support scientific and technological collaboration projects between China and Ontario. 
  7. Ontario-Jiangsu Industrial Research and Development Program (OJIRDP) supports joint industrial R&D projects focusing on the development of products or processes that may lead to commercialization in global markets.
  8. Ontario-Israel Research Network Program - MAGNET (OIRNP-MAGNET) supports bilateral collaboration to develop and demonstrate technological solutions.
  9. Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund aims to drive increased industry/post-secondary collaborations while creating an efficient marketplace for industry to access innovation, productivity and commercialization services from colleges