CANADA'S INNOVATION LEADERS
CANADA'S INNOVATION LEADERS
 

SPOTLIGHT ON Cross-sector
Research 2014-2018


Cross-sector collaboration is one key to furthering research in Canada. Cross-sector participation not only expands funding opportunities - and the amount of research that can be undertaken - it enriches the research itself and improves the prospect that research outputs will be applied across the economy and society.

This year Research Infosource shines the spotlight on the cross-sector research leaders between FY2014-FY2018. Corporate Partner Leaders were measured by the number of cross-sector research grants to universities and colleges (and their affiliates) they partnered on. University and College Grant Leaders were measured by the number of research grants awarded that had cross-sector partner(s). University Publication Leaders were measured by the number of publications that had cross-sector collaboration between 2013-2017.

  Corporate Partner Leaders
Rank Company # of
Grants
1 Hydro-Québec 359
2 Bombardier Inc. 182
3 IBM Canada Ltd. 156
4 Suncor Energy Inc. 149
5 Shell Canada Limited 137
6 Rio Tinto 135
7 Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. 126
8 Ericsson Canada Inc. 112
9 General Motors of Canada Limited 110
9 Syncrude Canada Ltd. 110
11 Atomic Energy of Canada Limited 104
12 Huawei Canada 99
13 Imperial Oil Limited 97
14 TELUS Corporation 95
15 GlaxoSmithKline Inc. 93
16 Canadian Natural Resources Limited 90
16 Teck Resources Limited 90
16 Vale Inc. 90
19 Manitoba Hydro 78
19 Nexen Inc.+ 78
21 ArcelorMittal 76
22 Stantec Inc. 70
23 Thales Canada Inc. 69
24 E.I. du Pont Canada Company 64
24 Tembec Inc. 64
  University Grant Leaders
Rank Medical # of
Grants
1 University of British Columbia 1,449
2 University of Toronto 1,442
3 University of Alberta 1,178
4 McGill University 961
5 Université de Montréal 900
 
Rank Comprehensive # of
Grants
1 University of Waterloo 1,016
2 Simon Fraser University 486
3 University of Guelph 458
4 Ryerson University 449
5 Carleton University 408
 
Rank Undergraduate # of
Grants
1 Ontario Tech University 155
2 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi 96
2 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 96
4 Lakehead University 94
5 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 93
  University Publication Leaders
  2013-2017
Rank Medical # of
Publications
1 University of Toronto 27,375
2 University of British Columbia 10,405
3 McGill University 9,731
4 Université de Montréal 9,233
5 University of Ottawa 7,121
 
Rank Comprehensive # of
Publications
1 University of Waterloo 2,556
2 Simon Fraser University 2,135
3 University of Guelph 1,773
4 University of Victoria 1,745
5 York University 1,521
 
Rank Undergraduate # of
Publications
1 Lakehead University 374
2 University of Regina 373
3 Laurentian University 361
4 Trent University 351
5 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 290
  College Grant Leaders
Rank College # of
Grants
1 Cégep de Trois-Rivières 151
2 Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe 123
3 Collège d'Alma 116
4 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) 115
5 Collège de Maisonneuve 92
6 Collège Shawinigan 88
7 Lambton College 76
8 Sheridan College 72
9 Cégep de Sainte-Foy 69
10 Cégep de La Pocatière 67
11 Cégep de Thetford 65
12 George Brown College 60
13 NAIT - Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 55
14 Cégep Édouard-Montpetit 51
15 Cégep André-Laurendeau 50

Notes:

Corporate Partner Leaders and University and College Grant Leaders:
  1. Based on data from the Tri-Council (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) awards databases for FY2014-FY2018.
  2. Corporate Partner Leaders were based on the number of university and college cross-sector research grants companies partnered with either through funding or collaborative research. Only Canada-domiciled R&D companies were included. We have attempted wherever possible to include any grants that also listed partners from main subsidiaries, affiliated companies, divisions or departments with the parent company.
  3. University and College Grant Leaders were based on research grants awarded that had partner(s) from at least one other sector than the grantee institutions. Grants with only the Tri-Council as funding partners were not included. University and college affiliates were counted with their main institution. Only full-service universities were included.
  4. Multiple year grants were counted in each year.
University Publication Leaders:
  1. Based on data from Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (Clarivate Analytics – Web of Science) publications data 2013-2017 (the latest final year available).
  2. University Publication Leaders were based on publications that had cross-sector collaboration with non-university organizations.
  3. Publications with multiple authors from different institutions were counted once for each university listed on the cross-sector authored publication.
  4. Only full-service universities were included.
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