There are many programs available to support industry partnerships with UBC researchers.
NSERC has several programs aimed at generating and nurturing industry engagement with academic research.
Connect Grants: Build a new relationship with an academic researcher.
Engage Grants: Undertake a short-term R&D project to address a specific problem.
Collaborative Research and Development: Conduct a well-defined R&D project with a university researcher.
Industrial Research Chairs: Participate in a significant long-term research project.
Strategic Partnership Grants: increase research and training in targeted areas that could strongly enhance Canada’s economy, society and/or environment
SSHRC offers formal partnership grants that can support interactions between UBC and non-academic partners.
Partnership Development Grants provide support to foster new research and/or related activities with new or existing partners; and to design and test new partnership approaches for research and/or related activities.
Partnership Grants provide support to new or existing formal partnerships for initiatives that advance research, research training and/or knowledge mobilization in the social sciences and humanities.
The Mitacs Accelerate program gives organizations access to highly talented UBC graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.