Are there other funding programs available to better leverage my company’s funds?
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has a program that supports industry - academia partnerships at all different stages called NSERC Alliance Grants. NSERC provides federal funds to match industry cash and in kind. Information on NSERC Alliance Grant can be found here
- Industry may be eligible to leverage funding from the federally funded Mitacs Accelerate program to hire current graduate students or postdoctoral fellows for collaborative research internships lasting 4 months or more (up to 3 years for PhD students). To find an appropriate graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, search our Find an Expert page to find the researcher working in your area, or contact us. Information on the Mitacs Accelerate program can be found here.
In some cases, these funding programs can be used concurrently with other government supports to minimize company cash commitment and risk. For more information, please contact us.