Accelerate Canada is a national internship program administered by MITACS Inc., and focuses on bringing together graduate students at top research universities with partner firms in internships. The internships are focused on advanced research in a number of sectors such as manufacturing, IT and business processes, and complement university research undertaken by the student. The internships are funded to an amount of $15,000 for 4 months, split equally among the firm and MITACS with support from the Ontario Ministry for Training, Colleges and Universities. Each internship can last from 4 months to 2 years and partner applicants should be for-profit companies.
ARIUP facilitates partnerships between external partners (academic, community, government and private sector) and Fanshawe Schools, Faculties and departments, provides research support services such as project and partnership development, partnership agreements and technology transfer, sources potential government funding and assists with proposals/grant applications for innovation projects. This may include needs assessment, proof-of-concept or other types of R&D projects at various stages of development. ARIUP does this for all partner types; the FIIC is specifically aimed at helping businesses -- particularly small and medium-sized enterprises -- connect with college expertise through its founding membership in the Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII).
As a component of the National Research Council of Canada, IRAP is mandated to provide technological and funding assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises to assist them in building their innovation capacity. Financial assistance ranges from $5,000 to $350,000 for a period of up to 36 months to assist small and medium size businesses in bringing new products, processes and services to market.
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IDF provides funding for globally competitive green technologies. Initiatives the IDF will support include partnerships with innovative companies to develop emerging technologies with a focus on environmental, alternative energy, bio-products, hydrogen and other globally significant technologies. For approved eligible projects, IDF will provide financial support covering up to 50 percent of eligible costs, potential funding amounts range from a minimum of $100,000 to a maximum of $4,000,000 per project.
The International Strategic Opportunities Program (ISOP) provides funding for strategic international collaborations between Ontario research institutions and the global research community. The goal of the program is to improve Ontario’s long-term economic potential by attracting and retaining the best and brightest research talent.
What are the overall objectives of ISOP?
The program has been developed to:
Priority will be given to collaborations with researchers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, China and India.
Who can apply for an ISOP award?
The ISOP program is open to not-for-profit organizations where Ontario researchers are engaged in strategic international collaborations.
The NHM program objective is to provide support to Southern Ontario medical device and advanced health technology SMEs to grow as a result of their international sales and marketing efforts. Ontario medical device and advanced health technology companies have the opportunity to take a leading worldwide role in commercialized solution delivery, creating robust, skilled local employment and contributing to innovative healthcare delivery on a global scale. This in turn helps accelerate the development of the MedTech sector in Ontario. The medical device industry as a whole would benefit resulting in less reliance on domestic and US sales.
Eligible Applicants must be southern Ontario (see census map) located medical device manufacturers with less than 1,000 employees who have been in business for at least two years with at least one commercialized product and must fall into one of the following categories:
NHM will focus on projects that can be completed within one year of notification or by December 31, 2013, whichever comes first. Most are expected to take six to eight months to complete. Rate of assistance will be 50% of eligible and supported costs to a maximum funding amount of $30,000. Fifty percent of project costs must be covered by the SMEs through cash contribution (in-kind will not be accepted).
Applicants do not have to be members of MEDEC or CMMA.
The application process steps are as follows:
Deadline is December 31, 2013
The OITC is a 10% refundable tax credit, calculated on qualifying expenditures which are composed of 100% of current expenditures and 40% of capital expenditures, and payable to a maximum of $2 million annually. Eligible companies must be conducting Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) in Ontario, which is eligible for the Federal SR&ED Investment Tax Credit.
The R&D Super Allowance provides additional income tax deductions for qualifying R&D performed in Ontario. For Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs), Ontario provides a 35% additional deduction for qualifying R&D expenditures in Ontario.
The SR&ED Tax Incentive Program is the largest single source of government support for industrial R&D in Canada. Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs) can receive a credit of up to 35% on the first $3 million of qualified SR&ED expenditures and 20% on any excess amount. Qualifying programs include those associated with experimental development, applied and basic research related to scientific knowledge, and work in support of those activities in science and technology-related disciplines (engineering, design, operations research, mathematical analysis, computer programming, data collection, testing or psychological research).
The Technology Development Program provides financial support to encourage research and innovation organizations, the private sector, post-secondary institutions and not-for-profit organizations to work together to accelerate the development of large-scale, advanced technologies that will result in new market opportunities for southern Ontario businesses.
$75 million has been allocated to this program from 2010 to 2014.
Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis for projects submitted by eligible not-for-profit organizations and post-secondary institutions.
At Western, whether oriented purely towards discovery or to direct application in the service of the public and or private sectors, the strength of such areas is typically defined by the research excellence demonstrated by both individual scholars and research groups associated with them.
Western has identified four primary research fields which capture the breadth of work done at the University:
Western further defines its research excellence, ensuring its place as one of the top research-intensive institutions in the country with "Western's 10 Signature Areas in Teaching and Research" as well as specific areas of strategic research strength.