Important dates

  • June 15, 2022: Notice of Intent deadline
  • August 15, 2022: Application deadline
  • Spring 2023: Decisions

Overview

The College-Industry Innovation (CII) stream supports significant research infrastructure that adds to the existing applied research and technology development capacity of a college or technical institute.

The CII stream will enhance the capacity of colleges and technical institutes to provide state-of-the-art, industry-relevant research infrastructure to support business innovation in Alberta and foster partnerships with the private sector, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises.

Applicants are encouraged to align their submissions with areas of strategic priority to the institution and the province's priorities in context of the Alberta Technology and Innovation Strategy.

Institutions must demonstrate how the research will contribute to program delivery and student engagement.

Colleges and technical institutes with an established capacity are encouraged to apply, particularly those who have received research and development funding from provincial, industrial, or other sources.

Funding

RCP will fund up to 40% of the total eligible project costs for successful applications.

Eligible applicants

Eligible applicants include institutions that have received a CFI College Fund award. If an application is declined at the CFI, it will be removed from the CII competition.

Applications must follow CFI guidelines on eligibility, in-kind contributions, eligible expenditures and funding partners.

See the CFI’s Policy and Program Guide for more details.

How to apply

The RCP is institutional in nature. Applications must be completed by researchers and submitted by the institution.

Any interested researcher should consult their institution’s Research Services Office for intake processes. See the RCP Program Guidelines for more details.

After you apply

RCP’s Multidisciplinary Review Panel will review your application. The review process occurs in 3 stages:

  1. Expert review (where applicable, RCP and grant-specific partnership agency expert reviews are used)
  2. Independent review by the Multidisciplinary Review Panel
  3. Decisions by the Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation

Reporting requirements

Awarded projects will be given a contractual grant agreement. This agreement will outline the terms and conditions of support and must be signed by both parties (institutional representative and Jobs, Economy and Innovation representative) prior to the release of payment.

As a part of this agreement, institutions must regularly report on the financial status of projects and on the outcomes achieved.

The agreement outlines the schedule and reporting requirements. Both parties must agree to any significant variations in project scope or other requirements of the contract.

Reporting requirements for awarded projects consists of 2 components:

  1. RCP Financial Accountability Report Template (XLSX, 34 KB)
  2. RCP Outcomes Report Template (DOCX, 86 MB)

Contact

Submissions must be uploaded via secure portal. Institutions must contact the program area to receive further instructions. For questions about the application submission process, contact:

Neil Sulakhe, Director, Innovation Support Unit
Alberta Jobs, Economy and Innovation
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 780-427-6022

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