College and Polytechnic Research Partnerships

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BHER Guide to Research Partnerships with Canada’s Colleges & Polytechnics

Canadian firms are looking to build innovative technologies, capitalize on the expertise, solve business challenges and have new resources to help them work with Canada’s post-secondary institutions. These guidelines compiled by the Business + Higher Education Roundtable outlines practical steps businesses can take to create mutually beneficial agreements with Canadian colleges and polytechnics.

This guide is designed to be open-sourced and customizable by individual post-secondary institutions and businesses.The guide contains advice on approaching institutions about an agreement, lists of common terms, case studies of successful partnerships, examples of a research partnership agreement, and frequently-asked questions and answers. 

Click here for the editable, Google Doc version of the guide in English