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Faculty of Science

research & innovation

collaboration and innovation

Partnering with Ryerson's Faculty of Science gives businesses a competitive edge 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 University has the researchers, students and services to meet your needs.

If you have a project in mind and are looking to collaborate with a Ryerson researcher, we can help. There is an increasing number of funding programs that promote and encourage university - industry collaborations. In addition to helping you engage with a researcher, we are also able to help 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 Grants: 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 Grants: 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 Grants: 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 Scholarships Program: Provides funding for highly qualified science and engineering students at the master's and doctoral levels for two-to-three years. 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.
For more information on research and innovation within the Ryerson community and how to get funding for your project, please visit the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation page.