RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROGRAM - VOTE 4301

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RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROGRAM - VOTE 4301

The program supports economic growth and job creation in Ontario by: obtaining expert advice from and working with the Ontario Research and Innovation Council to develop a strategic, targeted and coordinated agenda for promoting research and innovation in Ontario; delivering research and commercialization programs focusing on key sectors and regional development opportunities; and developing and delivering an overarching strategy for public and stakeholder outreach and promotion to create a broad awareness of excellence and success in research and innovation across Ontario and to attract and retain world-class talent.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2007-08

Estimates
2006-07

Difference
Between
2007-08
and
2006-07

Actual
2005-06

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Research and Innovation 295,552,400 262,251,900 33,300,500 310,679,679
  Total Including Special Warrants 295,552,400 262,251,900 33,300,500 310,679,679
Less: Special Warrants 88,700,000 - 88,700,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 206,852,400 262,251,900 (55,399,500) 310,679,679
Special Warrants 88,700,000 - 88,700,000 -
Statutory Parliamentary Assistant's Salary, the Executive Council Act 15,841 12,694 3,147 9,385
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - 1,000
  Total Statutory Appropriations 16,841 13,694 3,147 10,385
  Total Operating Expense 295,569,241 262,265,594 33,303,647 310,690,064
  OPERATING ASSETS        
2 Research and Innovation 8,263,000 8,596,800 (333,800) 4,469,136
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 8,263,000 8,596,800 (333,800) 4,469,136
  Total Operating Assets 8,263,000 8,596,800 (333,800) 4,469,136
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Research and Innovation 67,320,000 82,626,600 (15,306,600) 59,803,124
  Total Including Special Warrants 67,320,000 82,626,600 (15,306,600) 59,803,124
Less: Special Warrants 45,000,000 - 45,000,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 22,320,000 82,626,600 (60,306,600) 59,803,124
Special Warrants 45,000,000 - 45,000,000 -
  Total Capital Expense 67,320,000 82,626,600 (15,306,600) 59,803,124



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
4301-1 Research and Innovation      
  Salaries and wages     11,150,800
  Employee benefits     1,454,400
  Transportation and communication     1,080,000
  Services     4,839,600
  Supplies and equipment     630,000
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Venture Capital Fund   10,000,000  
     Science and Technology Connections and Partnerships   2,500,000  
     Business Mentorship and Entrepreneurship Program   3,800,000  
     Centre for International Governance Innovation   1,850,000  
     Early Researcher Awards   11,700,000  
     Grants in Support of Research, Commercialization and Innovation   100,000  
     Innovation Demonstration Fund   5,900,000  
     Interest Incentives - Innovation Demonstration Fund   100,000  
     Investment Accelerator Fund   6,600,000  
     Ontario Centres of Excellence   34,300,000  
     Ontario Commercialization Investment Fund   300,000  
     Ontario Commercialization Network   6,450,000  
     Ontario Institute for Cancer Research   62,000,000  
     Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund   29,000,000  
     Ontario Research Commercialization Program   7,654,400  
     Ontario Research Fund   84,803,200  
     Post-Doctoral Fellowships   2,000,000  
     Premier's Catalyst Awards   1,000,000  
     Premier's Discovery Awards   1,500,000  
     Technology Innovation Programs   2,840,000  
     MaRS Discovery District   2,000,000 276,397,600
  Total Operating Expense     295,552,400
  Sub-Items:      
  Ministry Administration      
  Salaries and wages   1,535,500  
  Employee benefits   192,600  
  Transportation and communication   117,500  
  Services   451,500  
  Supplies and equipment   67,500 2,364,600
  Innovation, Outreach and Promotion      
  Salaries and wages   4,208,100  
  Employee benefits   543,100  
  Transportation and communication   495,000  
  Services   2,636,000  
  Supplies and equipment   280,000  
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Venture Capital Fund 10,000,000    
     Science and Technology Connections and Partnerships 2,500,000 12,500,000 20,662,200
  Research and Commercialization      
  Salaries and wages   5,407,200  
  Employee benefits   718,700  
  Transportation and communication   467,500  
  Services   1,752,100  
  Supplies and equipment   282,500  
  Transfer payments      
     Business Mentorship and Entrepreneurship Program 3,800,000    
     Centre for International Governance Innovation 1,850,000    
     Early Researcher Awards 11,700,000    
     Grants in Support of Research, Commercialization and Innovation 100,000    
     Innovation Demonstration Fund 5,900,000    
     Interest Incentives - Innovation Demonstration Fund 100,000    
     Investment Accelerator Fund 6,600,000    
     Ontario Centres of Excellence 34,300,000    
     Ontario Commercialization Investment Fund 300,000    
     Ontario Commercialization Network 6,450,000    
     Ontario Institute for Cancer Research 62,000,000    
     Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund 29,000,000    
     Ontario Research Commercialization Program 7,654,400    
     Ontario Research Fund 84,803,200    
     Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2,000,000    
     Premier's Catalyst Awards 1,000,000    
     Premier's Discovery Awards 1,500,000    
     Technology Innovation Programs 2,840,000    
     MaRS Discovery District 2,000,000 263,897,600 272,525,600
  Total Operating Expense     295,552,400
  Statutory Appropriations      
Statutory    Parliamentary Assistant's Salary, the Executive Council Act     15,841
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Research and Innovation Program     295,569,241
  OPERATING ASSETS      
4301-2 Research and Innovation      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
  Advances and recoverable amounts      
     Ontario Centres of Excellence   1,372,000  
     Ontario Institute for Cancer Research   310,000  
     Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund   580,000 2,262,000
  Loans and Investments      
     Innovation Demonstration Fund     6,000,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     8,263,000
  Total Operating Assets for Research and Innovation Program     8,263,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
4301-3 Research and Innovation      
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Research Fund   63,170,000  
     Research Planning Studies   150,000  
     Robarts Research Institute   4,000,000 67,320,000
  Total Capital Expense     67,320,000
  Total Capital Expense for Research and Innovation Program     67,320,000