ON colleges urge province to invest $30 M in applied research

January 29, 2016

Ontario colleges are urging the province to make a $30 M investment into market-driven applied research to promote industry clusters throughout the province. ON colleges reportedly work with over 750 companies each year to pursue market-driven research activities and over 80 organizations on projects addressing provincial socioeconomic priorities. These partnerships yield many benefits, such as higher sales and new job creation for the businesses, and valuable experiential learning opportunities for college students. "Ontario must strengthen its commitment to innovation," said Colleges Ontario President Linda Franklin. "Investments in applied research projects at colleges will develop real-world innovations for greater numbers of businesses." Colleges Ontario | Northumberland View | Nugget | Barrie Today