Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform
The University of Toronto, Western University, McMaster University, Queen’s University, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the University of Ottawa, the University of Waterloo, and IBM Canada Ltd. have established a platform for research collaboration and innovation unlike any in Canada. The Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) is a unique combination of high performance, cloud, and agile computing resources located at U of T and Western, as well as distributed “collaboratories” for research and development between academia and industry.
Key to our success will be embracing a wide range of industrial partners, primarily small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and providing them with access to new technologies and expertise that would otherwise be beyond their reach. This unique innovation model, a true partnership among universities, SMEs, and a lead technology company, will establish Ontario as a leading global centre for innovation in areas that are critically important to society: information and communications technology, health and health care applications, and smart urban infrastructure (water, energy, transportation).
Call for Business-led Proposals
A new business-led Call for Proposals to access SOSCIP computing resources is open to Ontario businesses in partnership with principal investigators from SOSCIP member universities. Proposals may be submitted at any time up to 5:00pm September 30, 2013.
- Submit a research proposal (PDF), Updated June 2013
Statement of Work Template and Additional Information
- Statement of Work Template (SOW)
- SOSCIP Backgrounder
- Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Contact List
In the Media
- U of T, IBM, Western University to lead research partnership (U of T News)
- Ontario getting cutting-edge research and development centre with backing from IBM (The Star)
- IBM teams with Ontario universities as part of federal innovation push (Globe and Mail)
- IBM to invest $175-million in first Canadian R&D lab in Ontario (Financial Post)
- IT jobs the focus for IBM (Barrie Examiner)