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.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines:

Applied Research Tools and Instruments Grant (ARTI)

The objective of the ARTI grants is to support the purchase of research equipment and installations to foster and enhance the capacity of colleges to undertake applied research, innovation and training in collaboration with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

One year award valued between
$7,000 - $150,000
 


Expression of interest due:
Sunday, September 15, 2019

 

 

College and Community Social Innovation Fund

College and Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) grants are intended to foster social innovation by connecting the talent, facilities and capabilities of Canada’s colleges and polytechnics with the research needs of local community organizations. CCSIF proposals should facilitate collaborative social innovation research that brings together researchers, students and partners to address research challenges in social innovation, leading to solutions addressing a Canadian community need.

Up to $120,000 per year

One to three years

 

Expression of interest due:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Ongoing Funding Programs:

 

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 six  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  three 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 two years (entry level).

Applications accepted annually.

November 1, 2019

October 22, 2020

 

 

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 three years.

Applications accepted at any time.

 

To view a full list of funding possibilities available through the CCI program, please click here.

 

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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 can help determine the different funding opportunities available to 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

Kristen Wiebe
Research Operations Coordinator, Learning and Applied Research
Tel: 250-762-5445 ext. 4630
Email: kwiebe@okanagan.bc.ca



 

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