College and Institute Applied Research 2012-13
Innovation for Small Businesses and Communities
(Applied Research Environmental Scan 2012-2013)
Colleges and institutes are important players in Canada’s innovation ecosystem. Through applied research collaborations, colleges and institutes are helping communities and businesses – especially SMEs – overcome barriers to research and innovation. Federal investments are making a difference by building college and institute applied research capacity to respond to the needs of SMEs and community partners. Current federal allocations for college applied research represent 2.4% of the $2.98 billion of annual federal funding for research conducted by the higher education sector.
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