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Research Partnerships & Innovation

New Research Guide will help foster successful business and post-secondary partnerships

June 29, 2018

This week, the Business/Higher-Education Roundtable (BHER) released a research partnership guide, aimed to help more companies and firms navigate new partnership opportunities working with Canadian polytechnics, colleges and universities.

This guide is designed to help pave more pathways to successful partnerships and working relationships between firms and post-secondary institutions across Canada, and contains comprehensive and practical information for users on:

  • Advice on approaching institutions about an agreement;
  • Lists of common terms, including the various types of College partnerships;
  • Mock project lifecycles;
  • Case studies of successful partnerships; and
  • Frequently asked questions and answers.  ‎

Red River College’s Executive Director of Research Partnerships and Innovations, Ray Hoemsen, contributed to the development of the guide and provided further insight to the work that we are doing here at the College.

The guide also features a case study on the success of Red River College’s, ‘Multiple Partnership’ with the City of Winnipeg, the Province of Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro, New Flyer Industries, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Sustainable Development Technology Canada, to create a zero-emission battery-electric propulsion transit bus, which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas and smog-causing emissions.

The Business/Higher Education Roundtable represents businesses and schools from coast to coast – RRC President and CEO, Paul Vogt is a Member of the Roundtable group. The research partnership guides were developed with Polytechnics Canada and the U15 Group of Research Universities, and are an initiative of BHER’s research partnerships working group. George Brown College was a key leader in the development of this document.

Click here to download the Guide to Research Partnerships with Canada’s Colleges and Polytechnics.