January 26, 2012 Leave a comment
It was standing room only at the University of Ottawa when Sean Flanigan, of the OTTN and University of Ottawa launched the 2012 round of the popular SME4SME program. Participants from the University of Ottawa research community, and Ottawa’s business community learned how they could access up to $100,000 in funding to work on research projects that will help grow Ontario’s economy.
Last year, the SME4SME program provided funding to 15 research labs at the University of Ottawa to help small and medium sized enterprises of less than 1,000 employees solve a technical problem that was core to the enterprise. Projects in the past included developing a device that improves productivity for an infrastructure rehabilitation company, computer algorithms that improve telecommunication equipment, and chemicals with potential to extend the use of a medical research product for new market applications. These project werte designed to help the partnering companies work to improve competitiveness in the global economy. Many of the projects are leading to further collaborations between the university and the industry partner. Read more of this post