Types of Collaborations
Companies work with Acadia in a variety of different ways
Research collaborations occur when companies approach Acadia to find a solution to a problem or to develop new products, processes or services. These can be short or long-term arrangements and may be funded exclusively by the company and/or through other sources (i.e. government funding – AIF, NSERC, IRAP). Companies have the opportunity to license any resulting IP.
Service or Consulting Contracts
This type of relationship often involves a faculty member or student carrying out a small consulting project, product testing or lab analysis using Acadia’s specialised infrastructure and experienced technical staff. The project turnaround time for these projects is fast and is a great way to experience what Acadia has to offer.
Research grants are donations to a faculty researcher or group of researchers to support research of mutual interest.
Use of Facilities
Acadia’s state-of-the-art research facilities (and equipment) may be available for rent for certain projects – please contact us for further details.
Licensing or Acquiring Acadia Technologies
Acadia has a significant portfolio of products available for companies to access either through an assignment or license.
Student-related projects provide opportunities for industry to engage with undergraduate and graduate students in educational or research projects, co-op placements or summer employment.
ICE has worked with industry partners on a wide variety of initiatives, both within the university and in partnership with other organizations. Please contact us to chat about your project.