Project Support

Our services include unrivaled access to hardware and software expertise you won’t find anywhere else, as well as access to SOSCIP’s business development network. We can also help you find post-doctoral fellow and graduate student support through our partner funding programs at OCE and Mitacs.


Access to SOSCIP’s advanced computing platforms comes with access to experienced technical and advisory staff based at the University of Toronto, Western University and Queen’s University. Our platform experts can help you at every stage of the process, from choosing the right platform for your project to helping you customize your software solution.


The success of a collaborative research project often depends on the hard work of talented postdoctoral fellows and graduate students who act as a bridge between the academic and industry research teams. The training of these highly-qualified personnel (HQP) for research and business is an important part of SOSCIP’s mission. Depending on your needs, we will help match your project with the right HQP funding program.

SOSCIP has partnered with two programs:

  • Ontario Centres of Excellence TalentEdge– Provides Ontario students and recent graduates with real-world industry experience. Interns and post-doctoral fellows can apply their expertise, leading-edge knowledge and tools to solve industry problems.
  • Mitacs Accelerate– Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges. Armed with the very latest tools, techniques and innovations, the intern brings a new perspective to the problem faced by the industry partner.


SOSCIP’s mandate is to support collaborative research projects between academic researchers and businesses in Ontario to drive innovation, commercialization, job creation, and economic growth. If you’re a business with a research problem to solve, we’ll help you find the right academic collaborator. If you’re an academic researcher in need of a business partner to help you commercialize your big idea, we may be able to open some doors.

Our colleagues at Ontario Centres of Excellence are dedicated to helping you develop the right kind of partnership that will fit your research and business needs. If you are looking for an academic or business collaborator, please contact us at