Welcome to the Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation, your gateway to the applied research and commercialization expertise of the Ontario college system.
As a network of 24 colleges dedicated to connecting business to the applied research and commercialization expertise of Ontario’s colleges, CONII members can provide practical solutions to your technical and business challenges. We are all about putting knowledge to work for your company.
By working in response to “market pull” and industry needs, CONII member colleges can provide business with the innovative thinking, expertise and technology that they need to become more competitive – and stay competitive – in a challenging and rapidly changing global economy. Colleges benefit as their faculty and students are able to engage in projects which provide solutions to real-world challenges.
CONII can also provide financial support for industry-driven applied research and commercialization projects in partnership with its member colleges. Through their expertise in a diverse range of sectors, CONII colleges can help your company achieve its goals by providing a variety of technical and business services.
"Successful businesses know how important it is to consistently reinvent themselves and their products. Smart companies have discovered the power of partnering with Colleges to accelerate that reinvention. Colleges have made significant investments in their Applied Research Centres to build capacity and commercialization expertise that companies can easily tap into. Getting access to research professors, students with special knowledge and keen work ethic along with unique College grant funds creates a powerful resource for those businesses looking for competitive advantage."
John Breakey, President, Unis Lumin Inc., Oakville, Ontario