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Innovation takes inspiration and investment. Thanks to the support of government agencies, research grants and Sheridan College, we are innovating the global film, television and gaming industries and making Ontario and our local screen-based industry world-class.

Funders

Canada Foundation for Innovation

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Canada Foundation for Innovation

Created by the Government of Canada in 1997, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) strives to build our nation’s capacity to undertake world-class research and technology development to benefit Canadians. Thanks to CFI investment in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions are attracting and retaining the world’s top talent, training the next generation of researchers, supporting private-sector innovation and creating high-quality jobs that strengthen Canada’s position in today’s knowledge economy.

Ministry of Research and Innovation

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Ministry of Research and Innovation

The Ministry of Research and Innovation supports world-class research, commercialization and innovation taking place across Ontario through a range of programs and services like the Ontario Research Fund, Innovation Demonstration fund and Ontario Venture capital Fund.
By harnessing Ontario’s talented workforce, entrepreneurial spirit and highly developed industry clusters, the ministry is helping build an innovation culture in Ontario that continues to support job creation and economic growth for all Ontarians.

National Research Council

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National Research Council

The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier research and technology organization (RTO). Working with clients and partners, they provide innovation support, strategic research, and scientific and technical services.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Council

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Natural Sciences and Engineering Council

NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university of students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Ontario Centres of Excellence

The Ontario Centres of Excellence is the pre-eminent research-to-commercialization vehicle in Ontario. We take ideas to income. Created in response to Ontario’s most critical competitive challenges, we facilitate economic growth through support for industrially relevant R&D, the opening of new market opportunities and the commercialization of leading edge discovery. We build strong industry and academic relationships. And, we stimulate knowledge transfer through the development of bright minds, moving their skills to the market.

Ontario Media Development Corporation

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Ontario Media Development Corporation

Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is the central catalyst for the province’s cultural media cluster including book publishing, film and television, interactive digital media, magazine publishing and music industries.

Social Science and Humanities Research Council

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Social Science and Humanities Research Council

SIRT Research has supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on developing talent, generating insights and forging connections across campuses and communities, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world.
Created by an act of Canada’s Parliament in 1977, SSHRC reports to Parliament through the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

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