Canada changes its support policy to university-industry R&D
Canada has a long-standing culture of funding collaborative industry-university projects. Since 1989, collaborative research projects are funded by the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE). This year, the government of Canada has decided to review its funding scheme and to replace the NCE with the New Frontiers in Research Funds. The funds will henceforth focus on individual high-impact research projects. The new programme will be seeded with CAN$275 million for five year and will fund a minimum of 75 projects in 2019.
Read more about the new programme and the consequences of the upcoming closure of NCEs in STTI article.