R&D Services for Business and Industry

Does your company need applied research, development and innovation services? Do you have projects and product or services ideas on the shelf, but lack the resources required to pursue them? Now you can harness the expertise of 24 of Ontario's leading colleges and put us to work for your business.

CONII is your connection to R&D and associated services. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, CONII helps companies solve problems, adapt new technologies for the marketplace and develop new or improved products and services - all in response to market pull and industry needs.

How CONII works

CONII is a province-wide network. Each college can involve others in your project, or make referrals to another CONII college with appropriate expertise, as needed. Where it makes sense, we involve students working under the direction of knowledgeable faculty, because real-world learning enhances their skills and makes Ontario's future workforce more valuable to employers like you. It's all about meeting your business needs and helping keep Ontario competitive.

Expertise for key economic sectors

We have knowledge, experience and resources to assist companies in Ontario's key economic sectors:

  • alternate and renewal energy 
  • construction
  • digital media
  • environmental technologies
  • health and life sciences
  • hospitality and tourism
  • information/communication technologies
  • manufacturing and materials
  • viticulture and agri-business

One-stop shopping 

CONII is your company's gateway to a wide range of services and innovation resources. These include:

  • needs assessment
  • technical solutions
  • prototype development
  • knowledge/technology transfer
  • new/enhanced products or services
  • market research and feasibility
  • funding for proof-of-concept projects 

 We also can work with you to identify and develop project proposals to other funding programs or resources for which your company may qualify.

Connect with us

We know that when you face business challenges, you need fast, effective solutions.That's what CONII is all about. Real challenges. Practical solutions. For more information about what we can do for your business, contact the Fanshawe College Industry Innovation Centre, Centre for Research and Innovation, at conii@fanshawec.ca, by telephone at 519-452-4430, ext. 4734, or visit the CONII website.