Innovation is the lifeblood of every economy

 

Innovation creates new products and services. It improves processes, increases productivity and generates efficiencies. It responds to challenges such as climate change, pandemics and international competitiveness. 

The Ontario Collaborative Innovation Platform (OCIP) is a new matchmaking program that connects Ontario companies with expert researchers at Ontario’s postsecondary institutions to help businesses innovate and get to market more quickly and confidently. It creates opportunities for institutions to bring their vast research capabilities to bear on real-world challenges. 

 

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How OCIP Works

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Business/Organization

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Register on OCIP

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Submit an Innovation Challenge

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Get matched with a research expert

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Submit fees*

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Get matched with funding programs

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Explore potential collaboration on the full project with HEI

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From start to finish, OCIP provides support for both business/organization and HEI

Higher Education Institution (HEI)

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Submit HEI registration form

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Work with your affiliated institution to complete expert profile

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Get matched with an Innovation Challenge

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Provide a Scope of Work (SoW) for Innovation Challenge

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Your affiliated institution receives the scoping fee*

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Explore potential collaboration on the full project with business

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Start the project

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Complete the project

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Protect your intellectual property (IP), If applicable

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Apply for SR&ED tax credits, If applicable

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*Scoping fee of $2500 (plus applicable HST + $250 admin fees)

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