TargetGHG Collaborative R&D Program

Through the $12 million* TargetGHG Collaborative R&D Program, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) are partnering to support industry-post-secondary institution collaborative research and development projects. The projects will address greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction in Ontario and provide significant economic benefits to Ontario (jobs, revenues, etc.). They will also support the Government of Canada’s commitment to developing innovative clean technologies that promote environmental sustainability. The TargetGHG Collaborative R&D Program is an essential component of a broader OCE TargetGHG Program in partnership with NSERC and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).

NSERC-eligible researchers from post-secondary institutions in Ontario are invited to submit Expressions of Interest (EOIs) in partnership with for-profit businesses based in Ontario. NSERC-eligible co-applicants from post-secondary institutions in Ontario or other Canadian provinces can participate. While Canadian for-profit businesses outside of Ontario are invited to participate, the project primarily focuses on research results for use in Ontario that address GHG emission reductions in Ontario.

Eligible projects involve research and development that fall under the following categories:

  • Industrial Point Source: Technologies that reduce GHG emissions through more sustainable approaches at industrial production sites.
  • Value Chain: Technologies that reduce GHG emissions using more sustainable approaches through the industrial value chain.
  • CO2 Innovations: Technologies that involve new and innovative uses of CO2.

Other categories will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

*Please note: $12 million is the total anticipated value of the TargetGHG Collaborative R&D Program that includes the OCE and NSERC contributions and the matching industry leverage.

For more details, consult the TargetGHG Collaborative R&D Program description.