Funding Sources

College and Community Innovation Program - NSERC and SSHRC

The College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program is managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

The objective of the CCI Program is to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It supports applied research and collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies.

Engage Grant

Engage Grants are designed to give innovative companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian universities and colleges. These grants are intended to foster the development of new research partnerships by supporting short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem.

Up to $25 000 over 6 months.

 

Applications accepted at any time.


Applied Research and Development (ARD) Grant

The Applied Research and Development (ARD) Grants are intended to provide companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian colleges and to train students in essential technical skills required by companies. The mutually beneficial collaborations are expected to result in economic benefits to the company and/or Canada.

Up to $75 000/year for up to 3 years.

 

Applications accepted at any time.


Innovation Enhancement (IE) Grant

The objective of the IE Grants is to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The grants support the growth of applied research capacity, leading to increased business collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies.

Up to $100 000/year for up to 2 years (entry level).

 

One application deadline/year 
(next date: 24 October 2019)


College-University Idea to Innovation (CU-I2I) Grant
(Innovation Links Grant)

Innovation Links Grants are intended to develop and strengthen research links between colleges, universities and businesses to accelerate the development of promising technologies and promote their commercialization into the Canadian marketplace.

Up to $125 000/year for up to 3 years.

 

Applications accepted at any time.


For a full list of CCI funding possibilities click here

 

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SSHRC


Other Funding Sources

If you are looking for other options to fund your applied research project please contact us directly at the information below.  We would love to have a discussion about the different opportunities available for you.

 


 

Contact Learning and Applied Research

Dr. Beverlie Dietze
Director, Learning and Applied Research
Tel: 250-762-5445 ext. 4528
Email: bdietze@okanagan.bc.ca

Colette Martin
Assistant to Director, Learning and Applied Research
Tel: 250-762-5445 ext. 4736
Email: cmartin@okanagan.bc.ca

Irene McKechnie
Research Operations Coordinator
Tel: 250-762-5445 ext. 4979
Email: imckechnie@okanagan.bc.ca