Research collaboration

Research partnerships

The Office of Research supports Researchers at the University of Waterloo to collaborate with industry, non-profit and public sector partners in many different ways, leading to innovative ideas, knowledge, processes, data, designs, plans, and training. Benefits for Researchers engaging in these partnerships include multi-dimensional research with multifaceted partners that can collectively address a complex societal problem, question, policy, or need. The Office of Research can also assist researchers interested in applying for Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC) programs that require partnerships.

When organizations engage Waterloo in collaborative research, they:

  • Increase innovation potential, identifying and exploiting new technologies
  • Access state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment in a cost effective manner
  • Leverage their research budgets with Canada’s generous matching programs
  • Expand their network of subject matter experts
  • Recruit fresh talent
  • Receive expert advice on how to approach a specific challenge
  • Contribute to and benefit from evidence-based research that can address organizational mandates and priorities 

For more information about collaborative research, identifying expertise, funding/leveraging opportunities, and partnership structures, contact a Manager of Corporate Research Partnerships or contact a Manager, Non-Profit/Public Sector Partnerships.

Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo)

WatCo manages numerous innovative technologies developed by Waterloo researchers. Contact us to discuss our current business opportunities and how they can benefit your organization.