OCE expands international reach with two new programs

December 14, 2016

Ontario Centres of Excellence’s new programs connect with China, the world’s second-largest economy.

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) continues to build Ontario’s global competitiveness with the launch of two new programs related to bilateral agreements with China.

The Ontario-Jiangsu Industrial Research and Development Program (OJIRDP) was created to support joint industrial R&D projects focusing on products/processes that may lead to commercialization in global markets. OJIRDP now has a Call for Proposals open to joint projects that include activities leading to commercial success and socio-economic benefit for both jurisdictions.  

OCE will administer OJIRDP on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS).

Secondly, the Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund (OCRIF) also has a Call for Proposals open to projects that support scientific and technological collaboration projects between China and Ontario, with a current emphasis on biomaterials. Previous areas of focus have included water, neuroscience, stem cells, hydrogen fuel cells, clean air, medical devices and soil remediation.

Together with OCE’s China Angels Mentorship Program (CAMP), which helps start-ups access Chinese markets, OCE is helping to spur new business growth, high-quality jobs and success far beyond our borders.

For more information, including deadlines and how to apply, please visit the OJIRDP program page or the OCRIF program page.