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Ontario: Challenge Fund
SUMMARY

The Ontario Government created the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund (ORDCF) in May 1997 to promote research excellence and partnerships between business and research institutions. By supporting R&D through this fund, the Province has made a commitment to Ontario's continued economic growth and to creating new high-tech jobs.

The Government recognizes that research and innovation are key to the province's future as a competitive world leader in R&D. That's why the Province is investing $500 million over 10 years. When combined with contributions from industry, business, research institutions and other R&D supporters, the Challenge Fund is expected to generate a total investment of $3 billion in research and development activity.

A priority of ORDCF is to attract and keep world class researchers in Ontario. To do this, the fund provides for: state-of the art research equipment and facilities; leading-edge research that benefits industry; and incentives for gifted researchers.

The fund has been set up to:

  • promote world-class research of interest to the private sector
  • encourage more collaboration between the private sector, universities and research institutions
  • help Ontario universities and other research institutes to compete for funding from other research funding programs

Research institutions, including hospitals and universities, that apply for funding must have commitments from their private sector partners to contribute one-third of the total proposal costs. This condition guarantees that proposals are relevant to business and industry and can meet their bottom-line needs.

Each proposal will be evaluated on:

  • the quality of the research
  • partnerships commitment
  • the ability of the proposal to enhance the institution's capacity to perform research of interest to industry
  • impact on jobs

All proposals will be evaluated by the ORDCF board members who will make recommendations to the Ministers of Energy, Science and Technology; Economic Development and Trade; Finance; Training, Colleges and Universities; and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Summary | Introduction | Development of Proposals | Evaluation of Proposals
Guide to Preparing the Submission

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News
Premier Mike Harris announced a $13.8 million project to facilitate new media research at the Sheridan Centre for Animation and Emerging Technologies.
Oct 2, 2000

A $108 million investment in medical imaging research could lead to earlier detection and better treatment of cancer and heart disease.
September 20, 2000

The Challenge Fund is investing more than $1.5 million in Brock University's new Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute.
-- April 14, 2000

The new Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo will receive $1.5 million to establish a Chair in the Management of Technology Enterprises.
-- April 10, 2000

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