Research partnerships

If you would like to become an industry or business partner with Brock University, or a mentor to help with a student or faculty venture at Brock, contact us for a confidential discussion. We can help by introducing you to both Brock researchers and available research funding programs.

Here is our process

Stage 1: Find out more

Researcher

(Phone, email, in-person)

Common questions

What are your research goals and needs?
Any existing relationships?
What resources are available?
What are the timelines?

Establish follow-up

Industry/Community

(Phone, email, in-person)

Common questions

What are the immediate needs?
What are the long-term goals?
What is the company history?
What resources are available?
What are the timelines?

Establish follow-up

Stage 2: Finding a partner

Researcher

(Phone, email, in-person)

Explore our networks to find partners
Reach out to community partners
Evaluate partnership potential

Industry/Community

(Phone, email, in-person)

Explore research expertise at Brock
Frame research-structure relationship
Evaluate partnership potential

Stage 3: Building the partnership

Facilitate introductions and participate in early stage meetings
Discuss possible partnership arrangements
Discuss funding potential
Discuss outcomes
Discuss confidentially considerations
Evaluate partnership potential

Stage 4: Formalizing the partnership

Define the arrangement (contract research vs. funded research partnership)
Facilitate documentation process

Stage 5: Partnership support

Continuity of support throughout the life of the relationship
Development of future partnership opportunities