Eligibility for partner organizations
NSERC offers a number of programs to support research activities that depend upon partnerships among the academic, private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Although private or public companies are the most obvious means of exploiting research results commercially, other kinds of organizations may also be appropriate partners to successfully mobilize the research results to achieve the desired impact.
This page does not apply to Alliance grants and College and Community Innovation (CCI) grants. For guidelines for partner organizations participating in Alliance grants, refer to Alliance grants: Role of partner organizations, and for guidelines for partner organizations participating in CCI grants, refer to CCI program partnership guidelines. This page applies only to the Idea to Innovation (I2I) grant.
For further guidance on partner participation for I2I grants, consult the Guidelines for organizations participating in research partnerships programs and the I2I grant description NSERC - Idea to Innovation grants (nserc-crsng.gc.ca).
For previously awarded grants involving research partnerships (Collaborative Research and Development grants, Industrial Research Chairs, Strategic Projects and Networks, Chairs in Design Engineering, as well as Engage and Engage Plus, Connect and Experience for universities), the eligibility of the partner organizations will continue to be guided by the Guidelines for organizations participating in research partnerships programs and specific program descriptions.
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