Research and Innovation
Engineers are at the forefront of inventing new technologies and products
Research and innovation funding in Ontario is critical because it encourages industries to grow and prosper, while stimulating the economy and creating employment opportunities for engineering graduates. Businesses must engage engineers to leverage technology, spur innovation and research, and get engaged in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) knowledge economy.
OSPE strives to identify and link engineering entrepreneurs and innovators to funding sources that can provide seed money, or to incubators that can assist with commercializing a product or technology.
OSPE lobbies the governments of Ontario and Canada to provide more funding and incentives for industry and entrepreneurs. OSPE actively supports the reinvestment of funds raised through Ontario's upcoming cap-and-trade system to drive clean tech innovation.