Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative

FedDev Ontario's Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative was a pilot initiative aimed at addressing the gap between research and commercialization in southern Ontario by encouraging collaboration between small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and post-secondary institutions.

This initiative was designed to encourage partnerships between post-secondary institutions with applied research expertise and SMEs with pre-market needs. Its goals were to accelerate innovation and to improve productivity and competitiveness for businesses located in southern Ontario.

FedDev Ontario committed more than $30 million to 47 projects through this initiative. A list of post-secondary institutions that were approved for funding, as well as a list of businesses working with these institutions, is available under Funded Projects.

Visit our Programs page to learn about our other programs and initiatives. For additional information, please contact us.

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