Funders and Partners

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OCI- Ontario Centre of Innovation

To bring industry, academic, and government partners together and invest in collaborative R&D, technology development, and commercialization opportunities that will generate the highest return on innovation for Ontarians.

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FedDev- Federal Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Funding under this stream helps to create, grow and develop strong and inclusive regional networks that support business growth and innovation, as well as the entrepreneurial environment necessary for more innovative regional economies.

NSERC- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

NSERC helps organizations of all sizes tap into the talent and technology at Canada’s universities and colleges. Researchers offer partners innovative ideas, specialized laboratories and highly trained students who are ready to launch their careers. Partners provide researchers with new perspectives, market knowledge and pathways to commercialization. Together, they turn scientific and technical breakthroughs into benefits for Canadians.

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Mitacs powers research & development creation by connecting private sector with the best post-secondary institutions to solve organizational challenges — in Canada and internationally. For 20 years, Mitacs has funded cutting-edge research, created job opportunities for graduate students and helped companies reach their goals, achieving results that have bolstered the Canadian economy and impact.

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WE-SPARK is committed to creating a dynamic research environment that enables, supports and promotes excellence. We make it a priority to facilitate and support collaborative and translational research projects and programs in our region, advising on tools and supports needed to navigate the health research system.