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Partnership Grant | Innovation York

Artificial Intelligence – Industry Partnership Fund

Applicants: Canadian SMEs, who are, or will be, partnered with YorkU faculty members.

For those requiring assistance finding a partner, please contact Cheryl Giblon, Industry Engagement Manager,

Application Deadline: September 27, 2018, 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

Funding Amount: Up to $10,000 in cash per selected research project (no funding to industry partners).

Project Length: 2 to 4 months.

Use of Funds: To execute industry-driven research projects in Artificial Intelligence / Deep Learning/Machine Learning in support of industry-academia partnerships. The funds can be used toward student stipend and project materials. Travel, living expenses and seminar costs are ineligible.


  1. The industry partner must be a Canadian SME with up to 500 employees, capable of exploiting the results of the research.

  2. The industry partner must be in business for a minimum of one year.

  3. The research project must be jointly supervised by the faculty member and the industry partner, with the work being performed by Masters, PhD or PostDoc.

Intellectual Property

  1. All prior intellectual property belongs to the inventor/owner. As required by IRAP, all intellectual property developed under the project belongs to the industry partner.

For more details about this grant, please click here.

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