NSERC works with companies to help you find high-qualified people, advance your R&D, and build relationships that benefit your business through our suite of targeted partnership offerings.
Build a new relationship with an academic researcher.
Undertake a short-term R&D project to address a specific problem.
|Collaborative Research and Development
Conduct a focused long-term R&D project with a university researcher.
|Industrial Research Chairs
Participate in a significant long-term research project.
|Partnership Workshops Grants
Organise a workshop with university faculty to address your research and technology needs.
|Applied Research and Development Grants
Access research expertise and capabilities at Canadian colleges.
|Innovation Enhancement Grants
Partner with local colleges to address technical challenges in your business.
|Technology Access Centres - Pilot
Access technical services, specialized facilities and college expertise in your region.
|Applied Research Tools and Instruments Grants
Co-fund research equipment and installations at a college.
|Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships
Collaborate with talented master's and doctoral students.
|Industrial R&D Fellowships
Hire doctoral graduates at minimal cost.
|Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards
Hire top undergraduate students quickly and easily.
|Strategic Network Grants
Participate in large-scale research projects with other companies, universities and organizations in your field.
|Strategic Project Grants
Reduce the risk associated with leading-edge research.
|Automotive Partnership Canada
Pursue a transformational project within the automotive supply chain with university partners.
|Chairs in Design Engineering
Gain access to leading design groups and solve your design engineering challenges.
| Collaborative Health Research Projects
Participate in interdisciplinary research projects involving any field of the natural sciences or engineering and any field of the health sciences.
|Idea to Innovation
Commercialize new concepts.
"The NSERC program is quite unique... Many technologies in Canada die because of a lack of such federal funding. The I2I program addresses that gap."
Dr. Walied Moussa, University of Alberta