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Partnering with Ryerson offers businesses a competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced environment.  

Whether you are looking to reduce your technical or financial risk, gain access to highly specialized facilities, license new technologies or attract highly skilled professionals, Ryerson has the researchers, students and services to meet your needs.

The Faculty's Research and Innovation Office (RiO) facilitates connections between researchers, industry and granting agencies by hosting a series of meet-and-greet events, referred to as “connectors.” Please send suggestions and/or questions to

Ask us about the many federal and provincial tax credits and other financial incentives available to Canadian companies who collaborate with academic institutions. Some of these incentives include:


  • Ontario Business Research Institute Tax Credit
  • Ontario Innovation Tax Credit
  • Ontario Research and Development Expenditures Deduction
  • Ontario Tax Exemption for Commercialization
  • Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive

If you have a project in mind and are looking to collaborate with a Ryerson professor, we can help. There are an increasing number of funding programs that promote and encourage university-industry research collaborations.

We can able to help you find additional project funding from public sector sources such as:


  • Accelerate: Provides up to $15,000 in direct funding for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to undertake a four-month internship to work on a company project under the supervision of a university researcher.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

  • Interaction: Provides researchers with up to $5,000 in travel and meeting costs to meet with Canadian-based companies with whom they have not previously worked to identify company-specific problems on which to collaborate.
  • Engage Grant: Funds project costs up to $25,000 for six months to support a new R&D partnership between a university researcher and a company partner.
  • Collaborative Research Development Grant: Supports longer term R&D projects with industry. Funding is provided as a 1:1 match to industry cash and in-kind support.
  • Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship: Provides funding for highly qualified science and engineering students at the master's and doctoral levels for two-to-three. The partner company contributes a minimum of $6,000 per year.

Ontario Centers of Excellence

  • Technical Problem Solving: Supports short-term projects between industry and academia. Funding is provided as a 1:1 match to industry cash & in-kind support.
  • Collaborative Research Projects:  Provides matching funding for longer term collaborations while providing training opportunities for students, post doctoral fellows and other highly qualified personnel. Funding is provided as a 1:1 match to industry cash and in-kind support.

Connect Canada

  • Links Canadian companies with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows for research projects and internships up to six months. Total funding is $10,000 per four-month project.

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Contact Us

We're here to help you work with Ryerson. Please contact us to discuss your projects.

Dr. Sri Krishnan
Associate Dean,
Research and
External Partnerships
416-979-5000 ext. 4931

Victoria Farmer
Research and
Development Co-ordinator
416-979-5000 ext. 7910

Jennifer MacInnis
Director, Industrial Liaison
and Commercialization
416-979-5000 ext. 4602