Our Sponsors

Thanks for the ongoing support
Ontario Centers of Excellence
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

OCE partners with industry and Academia to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals. At WIMTACH, OCE supports Early-stage projects with substantial probability of commercial success and potential total return on innovation. All these activities contribute to Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, technologies and businesses.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

NSERC has the vision to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators; benefiting all Canadians in the process. The agency has been supporting Applied Research at Centennial College over the past several years. In 2010, Centennial College received $200,000 (2010-2012) from an NSERC entry level Innovation Enhancement (IE) grant for Healthcare Technologies that augmented the number of industry partners served and the quality of projects. Another five year IE grant worth $2.2M was received in 2011 for “Technology Solutions for Healthcare Management and Health Research and Promotion”, which, by 2014, had supported 60 industry partners to develop 40 digital healthcare products that integrated software engineering, interactive simulation and gaming applications for patient education and self- management of chronic conditions. 30 of these have been commercialized and successfully brought to market. In 2012, Centennial received a five year IE grant of $2.3M for projects in the Renewable Energy sector.

National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)

NRC-IRAP is Canada's premier innovation assistance program aimed at helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Being a vital component of the NRC, this program is a cornerstone in Canada's innovation system and is regarded world-wide as one of the best programs of its kind. IRAP actively funds projects at WIMTACH, helping SMEs on the path to commercialization.


To meet mobile application development needs, a partnership has already been established with WaveFront, a Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE)-approved Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR), which provides WIMTACH with a library of the latest mobile devices to develop and test on mobile applications.