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Colleges Applied Research & Development Fund (CARDF)

Ontario Centres of Excellence in partnership with Ontario

Enhancing industry/post-secondary collaborations through applied research 

Supported by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and in partnership with Colleges Ontario, the $20-million program aims to drive increased industry/post-secondary collaborations while creating an efficient marketplace for industry to access innovation, productivity and commercialization services from colleges; provide experiential learning opportunities for college students; and better align colleges with the needs of companies and strategic sectors, which will enable the development of new products, services and processes, facilitate productivity improvements, and help generate new revenues and high-value jobs for Ontario.