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Acadia researchers have a long history of engaging with industry on a wide variety of research projects. Indeed, in the past few years, Acadia researchers have worked with hundreds of external partners on a wide variety of research projects ranging from large multi-partner research collaborations examining the environmental impacts of turbines in the Bay of Fundy, to small consulting projects involving laboratory analytical services.
Acadia’s emphasis on fostering industry-related research collaborations helps ensure that the research undertaken at Acadia remains relevant to the rapidly changing needs of local industry, while helping Acadia fulfill its service mission by generating financial, economic, academic and societal benefits for our local and regional community. Our commitment to helping local wineries is a great example of regional engagement in action.
Industry partners engage with Acadia researchers for a wide variety of reasons: to gain access to world class skills and state of the art facilities; to find solutions to problems; to develop or improve technologies; to tap into an international research network; to access research funding (or tax incentive) programs; to contract-out services (i.e. analytical services); and/or, access to students and future employees.
Industry collaborations result in a number of benefits for Acadia researchers. Some benefits include:
- Access to challenging problems
- Access to industry facilities, technical personnel and data
- Financial support for research activities – direct and matching (government) funding
- Experience & exposure for students
- Employment opportunities for students
- Additional income through honoraria, consulting and royalty income
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