Polytechnics and colleges, natural allies to businesses, deserve more access to government funding
By Sarah Watts-Rynard and Denise Amyot Jan. 30, 2019
It’s at polytechnics and colleges where businesses experiment with new technology, processes, and software. These institutions often put students to work on real-world business challenges.
Canada’s colleges and polytechnics tend to fly under the radar as hubs of innovation and research and development. Yet, their campuses host some of the most cutting-edge facilities in applied research in Canada, write Sarah Watts-Rynard of Polytechnics Canada and Denise Amyot, CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash
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