Deadline: November 24, 2023

Request for Proposals: Study on the Environmental, Social and Economic impact of Canadian Colleges and Institutes’ Applied Research Projects

Canadian colleges and institutes are drivers of sustainable economic development and leaders in social and technological innovation. Their applied research centers foster cross-sector collaboration when partnering with businesses and non-profit organizations to find innovative solutions to real world business challenges.

CICan is looking to retain the services of a consultant or a firm to undertake research that will go beyond the current knowledge of applied research activities, funding, sector focus and student and staff involvement and answer the question of, “How and to what extent colleges and institutes’ applied research projects contribute to the environmental and social development of communities, regions and countries?”

Applicants must submit a proposal (5 page maximum) demonstrating their ability to meet the deliverables outlined in the supporting document. Please submit proposals (and any questions) to Brian Carriere, Senior Program Officer, Social Innovation and Impact Investing via email

The deadline to submit proposals is by 18:00 pm EDT on November 24, 2023.