Atlantic Canada’s commercialization and industry liaison network


How Springboard Helps Industry

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As Atlantic Canada’s technology transfer and commercialization network, Springboard provides companies access to university and college-based research expertise throughout the region. Working with 18 colleges and universities, Springboard’s network members are well-placed to help you tap into the research skills and equipment you need.

“Our Atlantic Canadian universities and colleges are this region’s R&D department, where some of the best researchers from around the world work. Springboard helps take research out of the labs and puts it in the hands of business people so they can commercialize it.” — Colin Deacon, BlueLight Analytics

How you can work with Springboard:

  • Access faculty expertise - our researchers work on your problems
  • Access specialty equipment, facilities and services
  • Access students, graduates, and post-docs as potential employees
  • License technologies our researchers have discovered
  • Contract out routine work on a fee-for-service basis
  • Help renew and expand your company's technology

We realize that every situation is unique. Contact us to see how we could tailor an arrangement to match your specific needs.

Programs: There are several programs that provide matching funds for collaborative research. Our network members can often help you apply to some of these programs. Research collaborations with universities and colleges are surprisingly affordable compared to other options. Contact us - we can help you find the right program for your project.

Hire Students: The Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards (I-USRA) Program offers support for Atlantic companies to work with undergraduate university students. For more information on how to apply click here.

Looking for an expert in your field? Contact us - we can help you find the right person and facilitate an introduction.

Success Stories: Read about real projects that moved ahead, as a result of Springboard’s collaborative programs and activities.