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and industry-academic collaborations.
Spark Centre is a connector that brings together anyone with a stake in entrepreneurship and innovation in Durham Region and Northumberland County. We want to help our clients plug gaps, share knowledge and experience with each other, and create a sense of community and belonging. Some of our connection events and services have been designed to engineer specific interactions while others promote more informal networking and linkages.
Industry – Academic Collaborations
Looking for innovative technology? In need of technical problem-solving or testing? Whether directly to our regional partners at UOIT, Durham College, Trent University and Fleming College, or to any other academic institution in Ontario through the Ontario Centres of Excellence, Spark Centre can connect you with academic institutions, researchers and students that can help.
The Ontario Centres of Excellence has a range of programs that promote R&D collaboration with academic institutions, and in many cases can provide funding for part of the project. There are also programs to help fund the hiring of students or recent grads as a form of technology transfer.