Voucher for Industry Association R&D Challenge (VIA) connects industry associations or groups of companies with Ontario's publicly funded academic research institutions to address sector-wide research and development challenges.
VIA projects focus on challenges identified by an industry sector where business solutions have demonstrable global market potential. Project outcomes include commercialization and increased productivity with significant economic impact for Ontario (jobs, revenues etc.) and program partners. Companies may use research results to their own and/or their supply chain's commercial advantage.
The academic partner will have unique capabilities to address the specific challenge or opportunity. The partners will be further leveraged with Federal Tri-council support, as appropriate.
More details on the Voucher for Industry Association R&D Challenge (VIA) program. See more at: http://www.oce-ontario.org/programs/collaboration-voucher-program/VIA#sthash.pwB6NQjs.dpuf.