Research Initiatives

Atlantic Canada's universities draw more than $500 million in research funding to the region each year, and they are responsible for approximately 63 percent of all research and development conducted in the region.

The AAU, with the support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the national granting councils, has created Springboard, which supports the commercialization of university research across Atlantic Canada.  It provides resources to Atlantic Canadian universities to encourage the transfer of knowledge and technology to the region’s private sector.

Public investment in research benefits the health, wealth and quality of life of all Atlantic Canadians.

Atlantic Canada's Universities

Creating a knowledge advantage through research excellence, collaboration and partnerships. more...

Changing Perceptions:

"When a national study revealed that most Canadians are in the dark about research coming out of the country's universities, the AAU decided to do something about it." Progress Research and Discovery Magazine more...