With innovation a key priority for the federal government, CICan is more focused than ever on promoting colleges and institutes’ critical role in applied research.
On May 18, we launched the results of our 2014-2015 applied research survey during a Hill Times event in Ottawa. The study shows that applied research continues to grow on campuses across the country. With over 5,500 private companies involved in applied research partnerships, it is clear that our members are their partners of choice to help tackle practical challenges in innovative ways.
We also worked with Global Advantage, a firm that specializes in data visualization, to produce a Canadian Applied Research Ecosystem Map, which illustrates the key position colleges and institutes occupy in Canada’s innovation ecosystem. The map was presented in May 2016 at the CICan Annual Conference in Quebec.