Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund February 1, 2012 RICCentre Advance Pre-launch Notice: The Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation Invites You to Consider Applying to the Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund (OCRIF): Round Two Highlights OCRIF supports alliances between research organizations and innovative companies in Ontario and China. From 2011–2015, Ontario and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology will each invest $1 million to provide $2 million annually for collaborative research projects that generate mutually beneficial economic, technological, scientific and social impacts. (More) With the official Call for Proposals expected to launch in the coming weeks, it’s time to get ready. 2012 Areas of Focus Water Neuroscience Stem cells Hydrogen fuel cells Advance Preparation Tips for Potential Applicants Focus on projects in the above-named areas that will offer significant benefits for both Ontario and China. Consult the program guidelines. Recruit a dedicated project team, including a lead Chinese partner and at least one Ontario-based private-sector partner. Check our web site regularly for updates on the upcoming Call for Proposals.