Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)/Colleges of Ontario: Colleges Applied Research & Development Fund (CARDF) – College Strategic Sector/Cluster/Technology Platform Program (CSSCTP)

Support for Ontario colleges to build capacity, help companies leverage outcomes of applied research and development, support the development of a world-class knowledge transfer systems, and provide hands-on training for the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. Funded activities build a portfolio of industry-college projects within a sector, cluster or technology platform area by means of partnerships with other Ontario colleges, industry associations, and industry consortia/groups of companies. For a given project, the industry partner(s) must match 100% of granted funds, with at least 25% consisting of a cash contribution.