Explore Research Partnerships

Canadian-led research helps drive innovation. Across the country, businesses and post-secondary institutions of all sizes are partnering on research projects ranging from reducing carbon emissions, boosting the nutrients in soil, tackling cybercrime and developing higher-quality sports equipment. These stories, coming from a range of industries and institutions, highlight the types of partnerships that are possible through collaboration.

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic DNA research safeguards beer

Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s BioScience Applied Research Centre (SBARC) is collaborating on a research project that will identify and protect the yeast strain that is essential to the production of some regional beers. Working with Great Western Brewing Company (GWBC), a Saskatoon brewery, SBARC researchers are using DNA techniques to characterize the genetic identity of…

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RBC opening cyber lab at University of Waterloo

The Royal Bank of Canada is opening a cybersecurity lab at the University of Waterloo and investing $1.78 million into research to develop advanced defence and privacy tools. The funding will support researchers at the southwestern Ontario university’s Cheriton School of Computer Science and department of combinatorics and optimization. Areas…

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McMaster, Loyalist partner with Port Hope to research environment and sustainability

A new partnership has been penned by the Municipality of Port Hope to join forces with McMaster University and Loyalist College, with a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to collaborate on future sustainable and environmental remediation efforts within the Municipality. “This is an excellent opportunity for our community,” exclaimed Bob Sanderson,…

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Lafarge research partnerships aims to cut emissions by 20 per cent

Lafarge Canada is partnering with two universities on a $2-million study on the environmental benefits of introducing lower carbon fuels to its cement plant in Exshaw, Alta., 90 kilometres west of downtown Calgary. “Our estimates show each 20 per cent incremental replacement of natural gas at the Exshaw cement plant…

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 Telus, Microsoft and IBM team up with 17 PSEs to back agriculture innovation project

Some of this country’s largest technology companies are backing a $250 million, nationwide industry-led project shortlisted for federal innovation funding and designed to spur economic growth by better utilizing agricultural data. Telus, Microsoft and IBM officials were among the more than 100 attendees who participated in a day-long data discussion…

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EllisDon, University of Toronto secure funding for carbon accounting tool

  EllisDon, in partnership with the University of Toronto, has successfully secured a $2.4 million grant through the TargetGHG Collaborative R&D program to develop a Carbon Accounting Tool. The program is supported by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). “This…

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SAIT skates forward in advanced manufacturing partnership

Graf Canada Ltd. is working with researchers at SAIT Polytechnic’s Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) department to develop better performing, lighter-weight skates. SAIT’s Sports and Wellness Engineering Technologies specialists are hoping to provide Graf with the necessary information to manufacture more of its skate components in Canada at a…

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StFX, CCC sign three-year agreement to research cannabis 

St. Francis Xavier University is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Cultivator Catalyst Corporation (CCC), whose wholly owned Nova Scotia based subsidiary, THC Dispensaries Canada Inc (THC Inc) became a licensed producer of cannabis on November 30, 2017 under Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations….

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UNB to develop smart grid solutions for industry and utilities

Investing in next-generation clean energy infrastructure and technologies will advance Canada’s efforts to build a clean economy, meet the world’s future energy needs and help realize our climate change goals. Thanks to an investment of more than $4.3 million from the Government of Canada and Emera Inc., the University of…

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Tracking gym time with Algonquin college

Student researchers at Ottawa’s Algonquin College have helped advance the next generation of fitness through a Virtual Personal Training app developed in partnership with an Ottawa start-up company, Gymtrack. Gymtrack’s two young founders approached the Health and Wellness Research Centre at Algonquin College for assistance with the research and development…

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Huawei and UBC partnership agreement advances the future of communications

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, is pleased to announce a three-year strategic partnership agreement with the University of British Columbia (UBC) to support continued research in advanced communications with the Faculties of Applied Science and Science. The agreement was signed at a ceremony held…

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