Welcome to OCIP

The Ontario Collaborative Innovation Platform (OCIP) helps Ontario companies address business challenges with a comprehensive, coordinated process to support research and development and workforce training.

Helping Businesses Innovate and Grow

Working closely with 25 of Ontario’s research-oriented colleges, universities, and Indigenous Institutes, OCIP simplifies the process of setting up an R&D partnership and provides businesses with access to supporting services to turn ideas and prototypes into commercial successes.

OCIP is open to all Ontario businesses. The platform guides you through the process of creating a proposal, helps match you with research experts and facilities in Ontario’s colleges, universities, Indigenous institutes, and streamlines access to multiple funders and programs for non-repayable grants to support student hiring and project expenses.

OCIP Platform Features

Fast Turnaround

Get a response on your proposal in weeks, not months.

One application, multiple services

Get access to post-secondary research expertise, funding programs, specialized equipment, graduate students and more through a single application.

Business-friendly agreements

Standardized engagement agreements to simplify the partnership process and ensure all intellectual property benefits accrue to the Client.

Flexible Engagements

OCIP offers a range of business programs from 5-day workshops to custom supports for multi-year projects.

How OCIP Works

Start a Project

  1. Register your organization
  2. Submit an Innovation Challenge
  3. Get matched with a research expert
  4. Get matched with one of our funding partners
  5. Start the project