RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROGRAM - VOTE 4301

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RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROGRAM - VOTE 4301

The program supports a stronger Ontario by: delivering on the Ontario Innovation Strategy which sets out a comprehensive, targeted and coordinated agenda for promoting research and innovation in Ontario; delivering research, skills development, business development and commercialization programs focusing on key sectors and regional development opportunities; working in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to deliver the government's $1.15 billion Next Generation of Jobs Fund; 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 world-class talent and investment.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Research and Innovation 403,685,900 295,552,400 108,133,500 260,417,797
  Total Including Special Warrants 403,685,900 295,552,400 108,133,500 260,417,797
Less: Special Warrants - 88,700,000 (88,700,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 403,685,900 206,852,400 196,833,500 260,417,797
Special Warrants - 88,700,000 (88,700,000) -
Statutory Minister's Salary, the Executive Council Act 47,841 - 47,841 -
Statutory Parliamentary Assistant's Salary, the Executive Council Act 16,173 15,841 332 13,574
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - 1,200,000
  Total Statutory Appropriations 65,014 16,841 48,173 1,213,574
  Total Operating Expense 403,750,914 295,569,241 108,181,673 261,631,371
  OPERATING ASSETS        
2 Research and Innovation 15,172,000 8,263,000 6,909,000 7,034,430
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 15,172,000 8,263,000 6,909,000 7,034,430
  Total Operating Assets 15,172,000 8,263,000 6,909,000 7,034,430
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Research and Innovation 86,126,000 67,320,000 18,806,000 81,905,058
  Total Including Special Warrants 86,126,000 67,320,000 18,806,000 81,905,058
Less: Special Warrants - 45,000,000 (45,000,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 86,126,000 22,320,000 63,806,000 81,905,058
Special Warrants - 45,000,000 (45,000,000) -
  Total Capital Expense 86,126,000 67,320,000 18,806,000 81,905,058



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     12,175,000
  Employee benefits     1,582,800
  Transportation and communication     1,226,000
  Services     6,698,500
  Supplies and equipment     676,000
  Transfer payments      
     Next Generation of Jobs Fund   11,900,000  
     Next Generation of Jobs Fund - Interest Incentives   100,000  
     Ontario Commercialization Investment Fund   5,000,000  
     Ontario Venture Capital Fund   90,000,000  
     Science and Technology Connections and Partnerships   2,850,000  
     Social Venture Capital Fund   20,000,000  
     Business Mentorship and Entrepreneurship Program   4,950,000  
     Centre for International Governance Innovation   1,646,300  
     Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-economy   3,000,000  
     Grants in Support of Research, Commercialization and Innovation   100,000  
     Innovation Demonstration Fund   8,900,000  
     Innovation Demonstration Fund - Interest Incentives   100,000  
     Investment Accelerator Fund   8,970,000  
     Ontario Centres of Excellence   34,300,000  
     Ontario Commercialization Network   4,890,000  
     Ontario Institute for Cancer Research   79,100,000  
     Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund   19,770,200  
     Ontario Research Commercialization Program   7,938,100  
     Ontario Research Fund   55,409,000  
     Ontario Spinal Cord Research Partnership   2,114,000  
     Research Talent Programs   16,200,000  
     Social Innovation Generation   1,000,000  
     Technology Innovation Programs   4,090,000 382,327,600
  Subtotal     404,685,900
  Less: Recoveries     1,000,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     403,685,900
  Sub-Items:      
  Ministry Administration      
  Salaries and wages   1,589,700  
  Employee benefits   187,000  
  Transportation and communication   117,500  
  Services   477,600  
  Supplies and equipment   67,500 2,439,300
  Innovation, Outreach and Promotion      
  Salaries and wages   5,522,300  
  Employee benefits   732,300  
  Transportation and communication   501,000  
  Services   2,967,600  
  Supplies and equipment   301,000  
  Transfer payments      
     Next Generation of Jobs Fund 11,900,000    
     Next Generation of Jobs Fund - Interest Incentives 100,000    
     Ontario Commercialization Investment Fund 5,000,000    
     Ontario Venture Capital Fund 90,000,000    
     Science and Technology Connections and Partnerships 2,850,000    
     Social Venture Capital Fund 20,000,000 129,850,000 139,874,200
  Research and Commercialization      
  Salaries and wages   5,063,000  
  Employee benefits   663,500  
  Transportation and communication   607,500  
  Services   3,253,300  
  Supplies and equipment   307,500  
  Transfer payments      
     Business Mentorship and Entrepreneurship Program 4,950,000    
     Centre for International Governance Innovation 1,646,300    
     Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-economy 3,000,000    
     Grants in Support of Research, Commercialization and Innovation 100,000    
     Innovation Demonstration Fund 8,900,000    
     Innovation Demonstration Fund - Interest Incentives 100,000    
     Investment Accelerator Fund 8,970,000    
     Ontario Centres of Excellence 34,300,000    
     Ontario Commercialization Network 4,890,000    
     Ontario Institute for Cancer Research 79,100,000    
     Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund 19,770,200    
     Ontario Research Commercialization Program 7,938,100    
     Ontario Research Fund 55,409,000    
     Ontario Spinal Cord Research Partnership 2,114,000    
     Research Talent Programs 16,200,000    
     Social Innovation Generation 1,000,000    
     Technology Innovation Programs 4,090,000 252,477,600  
  Subtotal   262,372,400  
  Less: Recoveries   1,000,000 261,372,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     403,685,900
  Statutory Appropriations      
Statutory    Minister's Salary, the Executive Council Act     47,841
Statutory    Parliamentary Assistant's Salary, the Executive Council Act     16,173
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Research and Innovation Program     403,750,914
  OPERATING ASSETS      
4301-2 Research and Innovation      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses      
     Next Generation of Jobs Fund   700,000  
     Ontario Centres of Excellence   1,372,000  
     Ontario Institute for Cancer Research   325,000  
     Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund   100,000  
     Ontario Research Commercialization Program   475,000  
     Ontario Research Fund   5,600,000 8,572,000
  Loans and Investments      
     Innovation Demonstration Fund   6,000,000  
     Next Generation of Jobs Fund   600,000 6,600,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     15,172,000
  Total Operating Assets for Research and Innovation Program     15,172,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
4301-3 Research and Innovation      
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Research Fund   78,846,000  
     Research Planning Studies   30,000  
     Robarts Research Institute   4,000,000  
     Sarnia-Lambton Research Park - Ontario Bio-industrial Innovation Centre   3,250,000 86,126,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     86,126,000
  Total Capital Expense for Research and Innovation Program     86,126,000