Our answers to your most frequently asked questions

Can I become an IVADO member or partner?

  • If you want to become an IVADO industrial member, read the Transfer section and then complete this membership application form.
  • If you want to become an IVADO academic partner, please write to us at info@ivado.ca
  • If you want to become an IVADO academic partner (international or network), please write to us at info@ivado.ca.

I want to undertake a collaborative research project with IVADO. How do I proceed?

  • If you are in industry, please complete this form.
  • If you are in academia, please complete this form.

What is the yearly total of the scholarships and other funding you provide?

We offer the equivalent of $4.5 million per year. Read about our various scholarships and grants here.

How would I go about co-organizing an event with IVADO?

  1. Start by reading our guidelines, and then complete this form.
  2. Note that we will not reply to requests received less than 30 days before the start of your planned event.
  3. If your request concerns training needs, please use this form instead.

What is the difference between IVADO Labs and IVADO?

  • IVADO Labs is closely linked to us, but we are two different entities (and we also occupy two different buildings!).
  • We work on projects with technology readiness levels (TRLs) 1 to 5 (from scientific research to proof of concept), while IVADO Labs handles projects with TRLs of 5 to 9 (encompassing the development to market launch phases). 
  • IVADO Labs is one of the core execution partners of SCALE AI, Canada’s AI-Powered Supply Chains Supercluster.

What is the difference between Mila and IVADO?

  • We bring together a number of research centres, Mila among them, active in multiple fields encompassing data science, artificial intelligence and operations research. Mila’s specific focus is machine learning. 
  • Our primary role is to connect our community of researchers with industry players.
  • Unlike Mila, we are not a research centre.
  • We do not directly host interns, fellows or students.
  • We do not conduct research projects at our institute.
  • We provide financial levers to help foster collaborative research.
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