I+P Partnership Program

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The I + P Partnership Program encourages collaborations between McGill research teams and Québec based companies for research in all disciplines.  Projects can receive up to $50,000 in funding by matching contributions from company partners.  Collaborations can range from indirect support of ongoing research activities to contracting very specific research projects and specialized services.  This program is supported by Québec’s Ministère de l’Éducation and the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur.

Please visit the I + P Partnership Program website for more information about the program.

Some of the projects that have been funded are:

  • A partnership between Professors Wieslaw Woszczyk and Richard King in the Schulich School of Music and Eidos Interactive Corporation, a leader in the creation of 3D games such as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Avengers and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.  Their project focusses on developing, demonstrating, and defining technology that can achieve a highly interactive presence of music and sound in video games.
  • Assistant Professor Samira Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences partnered with Aerial Technologies Inc. to develop an artificial intelligence system for early detection of dementia. This project aims to determine if the continuous assessment of activity patterns in the elderly can be used as a marker of mild cognitive impairment.  Aerial has the technology to provide a non-invasive tool for remote monitoring of people’s daily activities. This collaborative study will eventually lead to the optimal management of the disease and delivering better care.
  • Meats cooked at high temperatures or that are cooked for a long time tend to form more carcinogenic heterocyclic amines (HCA) which can lead to a variety of cancers, including colorectal cancer.  Associate Professor Stan Kubow’s research is trying to determine whether dried apple peel powder provided by their partner Leahy Orchards Inc, can be included in a meat rub to protect people against some of the negative effects of HCA’s.