Established in April 2012, SOSCIP (Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform) is a research and development consortium that pairs academic and industry researchers with advanced computing tools to fuel innovation leadership in Canada within the areas of agile computing, health, water, energy, cities, mining, advanced manufacturing, digital media and cybersecurity.

The consortium supports collaborative research projects between academic researchers and industry partners (SMEs and large companies) that aim to solve complex problems, develop products and services, create jobs and bring Canadian products and services to the global market more quickly and efficiently. Currently, there are more than 40 joint projects underway.

The 17 members include Carleton University, the University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, McMaster University, OCAD University, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, Ryerson University, Seneca College, the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, the University of Windsor, the University of Western Ontario, York University, Ontario Centres of Excellence and the IBM Canada Research and Development Centre.

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