SOSCIP Collaborative Projects

SOSCIP supports collaborative R&D projects that involve academic and industry researchers working together to solve challenging problems using SOSCIP’s computing platforms.

The SOSCIP Consortium invites Ontario-based researchers and industry representatives to contact our team of Industry Academic Development Officers (IADOs) and discuss partnership opportunities and computing platform capabilities.

  • Eastern Ontario (University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Queen’s University): Andrew Jones
  • GTA (University of Toronto, Ryerson University, York University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, OCAD University, Seneca College): Sedef Kocak 
  • Southwestern Ontario (University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, McMaster University, Western University, University of Windsor, University of Guelph): Amy Hackney
  • Other regions, non-member institutions:

How to Apply

  1. The SOSCIP IADO will assist you in early discussions and provide support in partnership building, computing expertise, and alignment with SOSCIP’s mandate.
  2. Interested applicants should complete the SOSCIP Collaborative Project Application form and share a draft with their IADO. Where beneficial, the draft application can be shared with colleagues from IBM and OCE to offer additional support.
  3. Completed applications will be evaluated by the SOSCIP Scientific Advisory Committee. There is no deadline for the submission of EOIs, but they will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Demonstrate close industry-academic R&D collaboration, economic benefit to Ontario and are very likely to be commercialized/implemented.
  • Demonstrate an innovative approach to solving an important challenge.
  • Include training opportunities for post-doctoral fellows and graduate students.
  • Anticipate tangible deliverables in the form of new technologies, new processes, significant skills transfer, job creation, or other downstream benefits to society.