Type of Program:
Innovation Links Grants support college-university collaborations working with the business sector to realize successful commercialization. They are intended to support college and university participation in the improvement or extension of existing company technology or commercial products, processes and/or services. Direct project costs are shared by the company partner(s) and the CCI Program.
Comments on Funding:
The maximum grant for either participant, college or university, is $125,000 per year ($250,000 per year for both the college and university participants combined).
The eligible company partner(s) contribution(s) must be at least equal to the amount requested from NSERC, in cash and/or in-kind – of which at least one third must be in cash (e.g., for a maximum request of $125,000 for the college participants and $125,000 for the university participants the company partner(s) total contribution(s) must be at least $250,000, of which a minimum of $83,333 must be in cash).
When It Ends:
The applicant must:
Eligible partners are:
An application must include at least one eligible college and one eligible university, as well as an eligible supporting company.
Applicants must submit: