Call for applications: Innovation York and NRC-IRAP’s Artificial Intelligence Industry Partnership Fund

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Innovation York and the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) are offering a fourth round of the Artificial Intelligence Industry Partnership Fund program to support artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) collaborative research projects for industry and York University researchers.

This is a unique opportunity for companies to explore the feasibility of employing AI/ML in their business. Researchers will also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and technologies to real-world situations and employ their research to further extend the knowledge base within AI and ML.

Researchers are encouraged to use the funding to initiate a new partnership or continue the support provided to their industry partners. For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have not pre-identified a research partner, Innovation York will conduct a matchmaking search with relevant faculty.

Applicants: Canadian SMEs that are (or will be) partnered with York faculty members.

Application Deadline: Oct. 4 at 4 p.m.

Funding Amount: Up to $12,000 per selected research project (no funding to industry partners; no funding required of industry partners).

Project Length: Two to four months.

Use of Funds: To execute industry-driven research projects in AI/ML. The funds can be used towards student stipends. Travel, living expenses and seminar costs are ineligible.

For those requiring assistance finding a partner, contact Rachel Sung, industry engagement co-ordinator, at, as soon as possible.

For more information and to apply for this grant, visit