Seneca Applied Research is relevant to industry, driven by faculty and focused on students. The program is the single point of access for industry and/or community partners who wish to engage in economically, socially and educationally relevant collaborative applied research projects with Seneca. Partners receive help accessing resources such as the expertise of highly qualified personnel (faculty, staff and students), research infrastructure, specialized applied research centres and funding opportunities, many of which are available only through collaboration with Seneca.
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If you are a for-profit or not-for-profit organization and would like to benefit from Seneca resources (grants, infrastructure, faculty and student expertise) to solve a business or technical challenge, please complete a project request form (DOCX) and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intellectual property (IP) developed during the course of a collaborative research project is assigned to the industry/community partner. We transfer IP rights, allowing you to freely commercialize the outcomes of research.
If you are a Seneca faculty member interested in getting involved in applied research, please contact us and visit the internal “Seneca Applied Research” Microsoft Team. We work with various departments at Seneca to ensure faculty have sufficient time to work on applied research projects.
IP developed during the course of a collaborative research project is assigned to the industry/community partner. Faculty members retain the right to publish research results and to use such IP for academic/teaching purposes.
If you are interested in participating in applied research projects, please check for research assistant positions on SenecaWorks. We hire hundreds of student research assistants each year.
Commercial rights to IP developed during a collaborative research project are assigned to the company, but student research assistants retain the right to co-author papers with their faculty principal investigator (in accordance with scientific custom), and retain the right to describe their work on their resumé/CV.