Business & Industry
Colleges delivering R&D solutions for small business, communities
The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) today released two reports that showcase the impressive innovations and applied research outcomes that colleges are delivering in partnership with small and medium-sized enterprises and community partners. Smart Investments for Business, supported by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), highlights projects of the College and Community Innovation (CCI) program. This includes a story on cutting-edge research equipment acquired by Fanshawe College’s Centre for Sustainable Energy and Environments (CSEE) used to support projects in renewable energy and advanced manufacturing. ACCC’s Stimulating Innovation for Small Businesses and Communities is its fourth showcase that illustrates and celebrates applied research partnerships that respond to business needs. Fanshawe College is an active participant in industry-driven R&D throughout the London Region. Read the ACCC media release.
Taxing times ahead -- plan to get your credits
Fanshawe is an eligible research institution for companies wishing to claim an Ontario tax credit. There are credits for R&D, for hiring co-op students, etc. Now, we are not tax experts and can't guarantee your company is eligible, since individual firms' circumstances vary. Check with the Ontario Ministry of Finance to determine whether your firm is eligible for any of these Ontario tax credits.
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.