Research and Development Funding – NSERC Engage Grant
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Research and Development Funding – NSERC Engage Grant

The Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) provides government funding for research and development through the promotion of their NSERC Engage Program.The Canadian government provides funds up to $25,000 for 6 months of research and development that is to be carried out by a Canadian University. NSERC Engage grants are intended to…

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Technical Problem Solving with OCE’s Support

The approaches to learning are quite simple, we may ignore the problem, seek outside help in collaboration or try to put our head down and find our own solution usually with poor results (i.e. due to the gap in our knowledge with respect to some of the technical challenges).  However, if you are of mindset…

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OCE First Job Funding for Hiring Closed Until April 2012

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) have announced that they are no longer accepting applications for their First Job hiring program. The Canadian government grant for hiring will be closed until April 2012. Applicants may still be eligible if they are carrying out a Technical Problem Solving (TPS) project through OCE, however they will need…

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Collaborate with a College or University Through OCE Connections Program

The Government of Canada and Ontario Provincial Government are realizing the potential that exists when businesses collaborate with local colleges and universities. This can be seen in the increasing number of collaboration programs that are being supported by the Government, such as CONII, NSERC Engage, and Connect Canada. The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is…

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Ontario’s Value-Added Personnel Program – OCE

Ontario Centres for Excellence – Talent Initiatives To foster training, Ontario graduate students in science, technology or engineering or post-doctoral fellows may enrol in the VAP certificate program. The purpose is to develop essential entrepreneurship and business skills to extend their technical expertise. VAP courses are delivered by business school faculty across Ontario as one and…

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Market Readiness Grant Commercializes Innovations

Ontario Centres of Excellence has designed a program called Market Readiness to support the development of commercial applications for technology manufactured within Ontario’s universities, colleges and research hospitals. The primary objects is to advance technology for the next stage of commercialization – the transfer to an existing company, or the creation of a new enterprise….

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Top 6 Hiring Grants for Canadian Businesses

Any company would agree that their employees are the key to business success. A great workforce can save a struggling company and carry it to the forefront of the industry. However, human resource activities aren’t cheap. Large corporations can afford to allocate significant budgets to the hiring process, however most Canadian businesses struggle to budget…

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First Job Grant Provides Businesses $40K Towards Hiring a Tech Grad

The technology sector is advancing at blazing speeds. It is becoming increasingly difficult to stay competitive with the increasing amount of innovations, especially for small businesses. Ontario businesses are being offered an opportunity to shave off some human resource expenses with the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s First Job program. Similar programs with funding available include…

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Hire Science and Technology Graduates

Research and Development Support – Hiring Graduates Ontario Centres of Excellence offers support for Ontario Businesses to hire knowledgeable and highly skilled graduates from Ontario Colleges and Universities and the application process is open. The Provincially funded program provides employment opportunities to graduates with research and development expertise to bring results in developing new services,…