Business & Industry

OCE works with companies – from start-up to established – to identify and support potential collaborations with academic partners (colleges, universities and research hospitals) aimed at developing innovative new technologies and products for world markets.

Popular OCE Programs for Business & Industry

Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) 

VIP helps established companies develop, implement and commercialize technical innovations by supporting partnerships between Ontario's industry and academia.   Learn More >

Voucher for E-Business and Technology Adoption (VEBTA)

VEBTA connects eligible companies with the expertise and resources available at Ontario colleges to help their business scale up the development, adoption and implementation of online tools and other technologies to drive innovation.   Learn More >

Voucher for Industry Association R&D Challenge (VIA)

VIA connects industry associations or consortia with Ontario’s publicly funded academic research institutions to address sector-wide research and development challenges.   Learn More >

Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program

The Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program supports cross-provincial collaborations between industry and academia to solve key industry challenges that can be tackled through research and development activities and produce economic benefits for both provinces.   Learn More >

Connected Vehicle/Automated Vehicle (CVAV) Program

CVAV Program brings businesses and academic institutions together to develop and commercialize innovations in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, with a focus on projects that show a strong potential for commercialization.   Learn More >


TalentEdge Internships and Fellowships connect companies with students and recent graduates across all disciplines to solve industry problems using their leading-edge knowledge and expertise.   Learn More >


AdvancingHealth bolsters innovation in Ontario’s healthcare sector by supporting collaborative demonstration projects between companies, public healthcare organizations and academic institutions that show clear potential for scaling-up to the system-level and establish a strong case for adoption.   Learn More >

Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII)

CONII connects Ontario businesses to the applied research and commercialization expertise of the Ontario college system, helping companies innovate to become more competitive in the global environment.   Learn More >


Explore supports unconventional and highly innovative research projects with the potential to strongly impact the drug discovery process.   Learn More >

Popular Partner Programs for Business & Industry

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