“Breakthroughs happen when brilliant minds are given the freedom to probe the nooks and crannies of reality – when exceptional people ask fundamental questions about the deepest problems and make extraordinary discoveries that benefit us all.”
By the numbers
Universities performed over $12 billion in R&D in 2014, accounting for 40 percent of total Canadian research and development.
$1Bin research for business
Every year, Canada’s universities conduct close to $1 billion in research for businesses and help build their competitive advantage.
$1.2Bin research for not-for-profit sector
Universities conduct $1.2 billion in research annually for the not-for-profit sector, which has nearly tripled since 2000.