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Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

Colleges and institutes occupy a significant niche in Canada’s research ecosystem, having capitalized on their community connections and modest federal investments in demand-driven, applied research that responds to the distinct innovation needs of local and regional partners, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In 2014-15 colleges and institutes worked with over 6000 partners, 86% of them SMEs or micro-enterprises, to improve or develop new products, prototypes, processes and services. Their partnerships include commercialization and knowledge mobilization activities undertaken in collaboration with universities in all research domains.

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Last Updated: October 27, 2016