Industry Engagement

Industry Engagement for Research

One-stop partnering of industries and researchers on collaborative, innovative research projects



We’ll match you with researchers with relevant interests & goals to engage in a collaborative partnership.


We’ll support your funding opportunities and guide applications for the best chance of success.


We’ll advance and evolve the partnership towards new and exciting opportunities.

With experience in both industry and university R&D, our team connects companies and academic teams for collaborative research. From making introductions and adding partners to identifying funding and supporting agreement negotiations, our team can facilitate your next applied research project.

What We Do For Companies

The Industry Engagement (Research) team responds to research requests from companies and initiates, coordinates, and grows research partnerships between companies and UCalgary research teams.

Our capabilities include:

  • Familiarity with technical and facility resources at UCalgary to ensure prompt and precise connections
  • Maximizing the value of your R&D funds through government matching funding programs at various levels
  • Supporting research agreement and contact negotiations
  • Bridging research capacities at UCalgary with practical and applicable outcomes in your business
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What We Do For Researchers

Are you a faculty member preparing to reach out to a new potential industry collaborator? The Industry Engagement (Research) team also offers support to researchers who are developing research partnerships with companies.

Our services include:

  • Reviewing industry engagement plan and feedback on pitch materials
  • Supporting negotiating research agreements and contracts
  • Identifying and inviting industry partners to attend events
  • Receiving research requests from companies and introducing these opportunities to faculty members
  • Exploring industry-partnered funding programs

If the support you need is not listed, please contact us to discuss further.

Industry Engagement Team

Manager, Industry Engagement


Energy and Advanced Technologies

Energy and Advanced Technologies

Health & Life Sciences

Health & Life Sciences