2017 Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) Program Information Session

Thursday March 23, 2017 8:45am to 12:00pm
Alexander Hall, Room 168


8:45am – 9:00am       Light refreshments

9:00am – 9:45am       Presentation by SOWC program staff

9:45am – 10:00am     Experiences from successful University of Guelph applicants

10:00am – 10:30am   Question period

10:30am – 12:00pm   One-on-one break-out sessions: Researchers/Research Teams who are interested in briefly discussing a project idea one-on-one with SOWC program staff are encouraged to sign up in advance, as these sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Four, 20-minute break-out session time slots are available.


The Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) Program is a funding program for business-led collaborations in the water sector. It was created by the Southern Ontario Water Consortium to help Ontario small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) leverage world-class research facilities and academic expertise to develop and demonstrate water technologies for successful introduction to the market. AWT provides financial contributions to industry-led research and development projects in the water sector that will result in the successful commercialization of globally-competitive and market-ready products and services. AWT will support existing industry-academic partnerships and actively encourage and develop new ones.

The AWT Program is entering its final year of accepting applications for funding. The Program provides funding through to the end of December 2018, with final submission of applications for one-year projects being accepted no later than 15 November, 2017.

The Office of Research Services is pleased to invite interested researchers to attend an information session on the Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) Program, administered by the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC). This outreach session will provide a brief overview of the program, including project eligibility, requirements, and the application process. The session will highlight updates and changes to the program since its inception, speak to specific challenges, and highlight success stories of fellow faculty members. The session will also include time for questions from the audience.


Harriet Bigas
Manager, Research Partnerships
email: harriet@sowc.ca

Rahim Kanji
Manager, Industry Partnerships
email: rahim@sowc.ca

To RSVP for the information session and/or to book a break-out session with SOWC program staff, please contact Margaret Love (mclove@uoguelph.ca) by March 16, 2017

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