What's new for business and industry?
Get credit for your company's R&D
Did you know that companies that do research and development with Ontario colleges may be eligible to claim an Ontario tax credit(s)? Colleges of applied arts and technology – like Fanshawe! – are recognized as research institutions by the Ontario government. Now, we’re not tax experts, so we can’t promise your company will qualify. But it’s worth checking it out. Information: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/txcrdt/sred-rsde/prv-crdts-eng.html#_Toc280687463 (CRA website) or http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/business.html (Ontario Ministry of Finance website). If your business has hired our co-op students, there’s a credit for that, too. The Co-operative Education Tax Credit (CETC) is a refundable tax credit for employers who hire students enrolled in a co-operative education program at an Ontario college. More at http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/cetc/.
MaRS unveils start-up library with links for market research
MaRS has developed a great resource for entrepreneurs or others wanting to do market research. The Start-Up Library features links to reputable data sources in the U.S. and Canada, and resources by sector, e.g., digital media or clean technology. Check it out at http://marscommons.marsdd.com/startup-library/.
Putting knowledge to work for you
The Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) is Fanshawe's College Industry Innovation Centre (CIIC). We work with companies to develop and implement applied research projects. The CIIC is the gateway to the College and its expert faculty and staff. We work with companies in a variety of ways.
- Research funds sourcing
- Pre-award project development
- Proposal writing and project budgets
- Business/industry/government partnership development
Fanshawe's Centre for Sustainable Energy & Environments (CSEE) works with companies to develop, improve, test and validate renewable energy technologies and sustainable building and transportation solutions, products and processes. Click here to find out how CSEE can help your business.
As a member of the Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII) and Ontario's ONE Network of Excellence, Fanshawe College can link regional companies with the expertise of colleges across Ontario. Together, we're all about practical solutions to real challenges. Learn more about harnessing the power of the CONII network.