NSERC announces $76M investment into applied research with colleges, CÉGEPs, and polytechnics

May 21, 2020

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has announced funding for 128 new applied research projects that will allow Canadian colleges, CÉGEPs, and polytechnics to develop innovative solutions for business challenges. The $76M investment was made through the tri-agency College and Community Innovation Program and the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s College-Industry Innovation Fund. “Colleges play a pivotal and unique role within their communities by providing cutting-edge applied research expertise and state-of-the-art facilities that drive local innovation,” said NSERC President Alejandro Adem. “These R&D collaborations contribute not only to the development and commercialization of new products and services for Canadians, but also the creation of new quality jobs and valuable training experience for our future generation of workers.” NSERC (National)