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									 Research
Partnerships
 Programs
Goal
       • to mobilise university researchers to
         actively interact with Canadian-based
         organisations and develop and exchange
         new knowledge and expertise that will
         enhance Canada’s competitive position
         globally and benefit the quality of life of
         Canadians.
Research Partnerships Strategy
    • build upon NSERC’s primary role
        – support of research and training
    • link universities with public and private
      sectors
    • expose students to challenges and
      opportunities
    • facilitate innovation
    • stimulate industry investment in research
Research Partnerships Strategy
    • build upon NSERC’s primary role
    • link universities with public and private
      sectors
       – through collaborative research projects
    • expose students to challenges and
      opportunities
    • facilitate innovation
    • stimulate industry investment in research
Research Partnerships Strategy
    • build upon NSERC’s primary role
    • link universities with public and private
      sectors
    • expose students to challenges and
      opportunities
        – in industry and government
    • facilitate innovation
    • stimulate industry investment in research
Research Partnerships Strategy
    • build upon NSERC’s primary role
    • link universities with public and private
      sectors
    • expose students to challenges and
      opportunities
    • facilitate innovation
        – through flexible and responsive
          programming
    • stimulate industry investment in research
Research Partnerships Strategy
    • build upon NSERC’s primary role
    • link universities with public and private
      sectors
    • expose students to challenges and
      opportunities
    • facilitate innovation
    • stimulate industry investment in
      research
RPP Activity: 2001 - 2002
    • 689 ongoing projects
    • 817 partners
    • $100M cash and $66M in-kind contributions
      from partners
    • 88 Industrial Research Chairs
    • 31% of funds spent on students and PDFs
    • 1000 companies have invested over $600M
      over the past decade
Joint R&D Projects
    •   Collaborative Research & Development
    •   Strategic Projects
    •   Research Agreements
    •   Technology Partnerships Program
    •   Research Networks
    •   Industrial Research Chairs
    • Chairs in Management of Tech. Change
    • Chairs in Design Engineering
                 RPP Budget 2002 - 2003
                        (millions of $)

                      TPP     Others
                               $8 M     RPA
                      $3 M
     Strategic                 (7%)     $4 M
                     (2.5%)
     Projects                          (3.5%)
      $44 M                                     Research Networks
      (38%)                                        $14 M (12%)


                                                    Chairs $15 M
                                                       (13%)


                                            CRD $28 M
                                              (24%)
Total $116 M
Collaborative Research
and Development
Grants
     Delivered by:
     Research Partnerships Program
Program Objectives
    • provide an opportunity whereby university
      researchers and companies can collaborate
    • give companies access to university
      expertise
    • increase the competitiveness of Canadian
      companies
    • increase scientific knowledge
CRD Grants
    • support well-defined projects undertaken
      by university researchers and their private
      sector partners
    • cover up to 50% of the total project cost
    • range from six months to five years
    • do not have specified competition dates
Eligibility
      • Primary Investigator
         – same as NSERC research grants
      • Collaborator
         – Canadian-based companies or consortia
         – industrial associations
         – provincial utilities
Selection Criteria
     • scientific merit
         – scientifically sound, technically feasible,
           original
         – new knowledge or innovative application of
           existing knowledge
     •   research competence
     •   industrial relevance
     •   private sector support
     •   training of highly qualified personnel
Selection Criteria
     • scientific merit
     • research competence
        – team must possess all the skills required to
          carry out the research
     • industrial relevance
     • private sector support
     • training of highly qualified personnel
Selection Criteria
     • scientific merit
     • research competence
     • industrial relevance
        – reasonable probability of economic payback
          to the Canadian economy
     • private sector support
     • training of highly qualified personnel
Selection Criteria
     •   scientific merit
     •   research competence
     •   industrial relevance
     •   private sector support
         – collaborators must show willingness/ability to
           exploit research results
         – must provide cash (in-kind also recognised)
         – provide support for at least 50% of project
     • training of highly qualified personnel
Selection Criteria
     •   scientific merit
     •   research competence
     •   industrial relevance
     •   private sector support
     •   training of highly qualified personnel
         – skills must be usable beyond academic
           experience
Application Requirements
    • Form 100
        – Personal Data Form
    •   Form 101
    •   Form 183a
    •   Letter from Supporting Company
    •   Intellectual Property Agreement
Application Requirements
    • Form 100
    • Form 101
       – Application for a Grant
    • Form 183a
    • letter from supporting company
    • intellectual property agreement
Application Requirements
    • Form 100
    • Form 101
    • Form 183a
       – Material Required from Supporting
         Organisations
    • letter from supporting company
    • intellectual property agreement
Application Requirements
    •   Form 100
    •   Form 101
    •   Form 183a
    •   letter from supporting company
        – must demonstrate how new knowledge will be
          used in Canada
    • intellectual property agreement
Application Requirements
    •   Form 100
    •   Form 101
    •   Form 183a
    •   letter from supporting company
    •   intellectual property agreement
        – ownership must reside with university and
          provide for exploitation by university+industry
          and allow for knowledge dissemination
Budget Considerations
    •   part of review process
    •   must show demonstrated need
    •   must be detailed
    •   follow NSERC guidelines as per personal
        award allowances
Non-Eligible Projects
     • focus on routine application of existing
       technology
     • provide routine analysis
     • collect data without interpretation
     • consulting practices
Administrative Requirements
    • annual progress reports
       – summary of year’s progress
       – list of accomplishments, personnel trained,
         publications, deliverables, etc.
       – update of milestones, etc. as necessary
       – sent to collaborator(s) for comments
       – combined with Form 300 and company
         comments as basis for continued funding
    • annual financial statements (Form 300)
    • final report
Administrative Requirements
    • annual progress reports
    • annual financial statements (Form 300)
       – reviewed against original budget
       – major deviations must be justified and receive
         prior approval from NSERC
    • final report
Administrative Requirements
    • annual progress reports
    • annual financial statements (Form 300)
    • final report
       – summary of progress
       – list of accomplishments, personnel trained,
         publications, deliverables, patents, etc.
       – sent to collaborator(s) for comments
Strategic Projects
Program

     Delivered by:
     Research Partnerships Program
Early Stage Research Projects
      • one to five years duration
      • in target areas of national importance
        and emerging areas of potential
        significance
      • actively involving non-academic
        participants
      • no cash required
Objectives
    • new knowledge or technology
    • training of highly qualified personnel
    • attract Canadian-based organisations
      into early-stage collaborations
       – public or private sector
    • transfer of knowledge and expertise to
      Canadian-based organisations
Target Areas
    • Biosciences
    • Environment and Sustainable
      Development
    • Information and Communications
      Technologies
    • Value Added Products and Processes
    • New Directions
New Initiatives
     • Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
        – supports early stage research leading to new
          energy technologies to reduce greenhouse
          gas emissions
     • New Media Initiative
     • NSERC-BIOCAP
New Initiatives
     • Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
     • New Media Initiative
        – with the Canada Council for the Arts
        – fosters collaborations between artists and
          scientists and engineers
     • NSERC-BIOCAP
New Initiatives
     • Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
     • New Media Initiative
     • NSERC-BIOCAP
        – Joint Initiative on the Biosphere and Climate
          Change Solutions
        – stimulate research dedicated to exploiting
          Canada’s vast biological resources to meet
          the challenges of global climate change
Selection Criteria
     •   originality of the research
     •   quality of the research
     •   quality of the applicants as researchers
     •   project work plan
     •   training potential
     •   interactions with participating organisations
     •   benefits to Canada and participating
         organisations
Application Process
    • annual competition
       –   deadline April 15
       –   external peer review over summer
       –   panel evaluation in September
       –   results in October
    • Form 101 - Parts 1 and 2
    • Personal Data Form (Form 100)
    • letter from non-academic organisation
      and Form 183a
Research Partnership
Agreements

     Delivered by:
     Research Partnerships Program
Program Objectives
    • maximise research resources by linking
      university-industry-government
    • funding equally shared
       – industrial partner
       – eligible government organisation
       – NSERC
    • industry contributes cash and in-kind
    • applications submitted at any time
     Eligible Government Organisations

•    Canadian Forest Service                (Rob Therrien)
•    Agriculture / Agri-Food Canada   (Doris Braslins)
•    Dept. of National Defence        (Remy Chabot)
•    1National Research Council       (Bert Van den Berg)
•    2Natural Resources Canada        (Theresa Anderson)
•    Canadian Space Agency                  (Remy Chabot)

1.   Includes Fuel Cells
2.   Earth Sciences Sector
Research Networks


    Delivered by:
    Research Partnerships Program
Research Networks
    • address large-scale complex research
      problems
    • benefit from a network or cluster
      approach
    • require a management structure
    • promote exchange across disciplines
      and sectors
    • create unique training opportunities
Application Procedure
    •   applicants encouraged to contact staff
    •   notification of submission
    •   preliminary proposal
    •   full proposal
        – due up to six months after preliminary
          proposal accepted
        – financial assistance available for preparations
Industrial Research
Chairs

     Delivered by:
     Research Partnerships Program
Program Objectives
    • growth of long-term research with
      industrial relevance
    • capacity building
    • training in industrially-relevant areas

								
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