New round of 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 pleased to announce another 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 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 for Unpartnered SMEs: May 21, 4 p.m. EST.

Full Application Deadline: June 11, 4 p.m. EST.

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

Project Length: Two (2) to four (4) months.

Use of Funds: To execute industry-driven research projects in artificial intelligence/machine learning. The funds can be only used toward student(s) stipend(s). All other expenses are ineligible.

For those requiring assistance finding a partner, please contact Rachel Sung, Industry Engagement Coordinator, at as soon as possible.

For more information and to apply for this grant, please visit