Toronto Region: Outstanding R&D fact sheet April 2010


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Toronto Region: Outstanding R&D fact sheet April 2010

  1. 1. • Canada’s largest centre for research Top Private R&D Investors Headquartered and education in the Toronto Region, 2008 • The headquarters for leading private sector R&D investors in Canada • One of the largest medical-hospital complexes in North America • The location of 79,700 science and Company Rank CDN $ technology workplaces • A dynamic hub of research with close to Magna International 3 693,000 $656 million in research funding from IBM Canada 5 397,000 the three major Canadian science Research In Motion 6 384,000 granting councils (2008-2009) Atomic Energy of Canada 7 329,000 • The source of 28% of all Canadian Apotex 9 219,000 scientific publications (2009) and 30% of Canada’s most highly-cited scientists GlaxoSmithKline 13 150,000 OUTSTANDING R&D Ericsson 14 126,000 • Home to more highly-cited scientists per capita than United Kingdom, Israel, Open Text Corporation 17 113,000 Germany or Japan Aastra Technologies Limited 18 105,000 Biovail 20 99,000 AstraZeneca Canada Inc. 23 89,000 THE TORONTO REGION IS… HOW WE RANK... Science Granting Councils Total Funding Sources: Research InfoSource 2009 (Millions CAD), 2008- 2009 • 9 Universities • 12 Academic Research Hospitals • 8 Institutes of Technology and Colleges • Over 300 Research Institutes 187.8 215.8 • 320,000 University and College Students • 87,000 Graduating Students per Year • 11,450 University and College Faculty Members 252.1 Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) (Total: 655.78) WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH AND Sources: NSERC, CFI and CIHR EDUCATION TORONTO REGION IS THE LEADING RESEARCH CENTRE IN CANADA April 2010 © Toronto Region Research Alliance
  2. 2. Dr. Alan Bernstein, Executive Director of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise (New York) Advanced Research Collaborations Perimeter Institute for MaRS Centre Theoretical Physics Innovation Synergy Centre in Markham • Future home of CanMET (MTL) Federal Canadian Institute for Advanced Materials Technology Laboratory and GM Centre for Automotive Materials Research Ontario Institute for Cancer Research • Visionary 750,000 sq ft convergence facility • Spearheaded by RIM’s founder Mike Lazaridis and Corrosion • Houses public and private research labs, • $175 million endowment incubators, venture capitalists, and • 300-plus visiting scientists per year Advanced Research Resources support services • Shared knowledge agreements with 30 universities worldwide • Nonprofit business advisory hub to help businesses with issues of growth and Waterloo Acceleration Centre “Toronto’s health research development Ontario Centres of Excellence • Globally recognized • $142 million in funding by the Government community is simply one of • International, trans-disciplinary research of Ontario the best anywhere.” collaborations • Multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional McMaster Innovation Park • 300-plus of the world’s best scientists from collaboration on complex questions • Canada Centre for Electron Microscopy 13 countries • ORION/CANARIE – High bandwidth networks • 21,000 sq ft site strategically located in the • The University of Toronto Structural • 5 separate institutes University of Waterloo Research & Genomics Consortium • Helping companies take discoveries to the Technology Park • Automotive Centre of Excellence at marketplace University of Ontario Institute of Technology • Ontario Tumour Bank • 555,000 sq ft innovation centre now under Universities Research Hospitals • Positron Emission Tomography Centre at the construction SPOTLIGHT ON… Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Fields Institute McMaster University Baycrest Centre Institute for Quantum Computing Ontario College of Art and Design Bloorview Kids Rehab Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute Ryerson University Centre for Addiction and Mental Health McEwan Centre for Regenerative Medicine Many Corporate Research Centres University of Guelph Hamilton Health Sciences Ontario Institute for Cancer Research including: Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Colleges/Institutes of Technology University of Ontario Institute of Technology Mount Sinai Hospital University of Toronto St. Joseph’s Healthcare Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute University of Waterloo St. Michael’s Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research Wilfrid Laurier University Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre York University The Hospital for Sick Children Over 300 Leading Research Centres Toronto Rehabilitation Institute including: University Health Network (Toronto General, Centennial College Bell Canada Wireless & Wireless Broadband Toronto Western and Princess Margaret Innovation Centre Conestoga College – Institute of Technology hospitals) and Advanced Learning IBM Toronto Software Lab Women’s College Hospital Durham College Lilly Research & Development Centre George Brown College Xerox Research Centre Canada Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Bell University Labs Mohawk College of Applied Arts Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research OUTSTANDING RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS and Technology Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology Emerging Communications Technology Institute Sheridan College Institute of Technology Contact the Toronto Region Research Alliance at 416-673-6670 or visit