McGill-NSERC Industrial Matchmaking Session


Faculty Club 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA

Your future partnerships start here!

McGill’s Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), Office of Sponsored Research, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) will host the first annual McGill-NSERC Industrial Matchmaking Session on May 30. Register now >>

Researchers don’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity to meet with industry representatives, with the goal of proposing collaborative research projects and forming mutually beneficial partnerships.

Representatives from government agencies will also be present to discuss the sponsored grants they offer and how industries and researchers can use these funds to initiate collaborations.

This year’s matchmaking session will focus on the following research themes:

• Advanced materials and nanotechnology

• Material engineering

• Medical devices

• Mining and metallurgy

Space is limited, so don’t wait. Register now >>


Tentative Program

8:00 a.m. Registration opens


8:30 a.m. Welcoming remarks by Dr. Rose Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), McGill University, and presentation by a company on how an innovative research project benefited from various granting programs


8:50 a.m. Researcher presentations


9:00 a.m. Roundtable with granting agencies and partners

• Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

• Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)

• Canadian Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

• Ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation (MDEIE)


• Samson Belair/Deloitte & Touche

• Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP)

• Réseau Conseil en Technologie et en innovation (RCTi)

• Connect Canada


10:20 a.m. Coffee break


10:40 a.m. Roundtables with partners continue


11:30 p.m. Question period: panel of six partners


12:00 p.m. Buffet lunch and networking (RSVP required)


1:30 p.m. Afternoon remarks (TBC) and matchmaking session (speed networking between researchers and businesses in the specified research themes)


4:00 p.m. Cocktail reception


5:00 p.m. End of activities


Complete your registration form

To register for the McGill-NSERC Industrial Matchmaking Session, please complete the online registration form. Please note that space is limited; register today!



For more information, please contact David Nguyen, Grants Officer in McGill’s Office of Sponsored Research, by david.nguyen2 [at] (email) or at 514-398-8707.



Contact Information

David Nguyen
Office of Sponsored Research
david.nguyen2 [at]
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