AGE-WELL Emerging Entrepreneur Award in Technology and Aging

Sponsor

AGE-WELL

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the AGE-WELL website for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria

Description

The AGE-WELL Emerging Entrepreneur Award supports the development of emerging entrepreneurs to create and grow an innovative start-up with potential social and economic impact in Canada. The innovation must address one of AGE-WELL’s 8 Challenge Areas to shape the future of technology and aging research in Canada.

The Emerging Entrepreneur program will also provide recipients with additional mentorship and training from various members within the AGE-WELL network including AGE-WELL’s Chief Entrepreneur and CEO of Rakuten Kobo, Michael Tamblyn. Recipients will be matched to key mentors who will work with and support the funded entrepreneur in building or growing their business.

Recipients will have access to AGE-WELL member benefits and specialized services from AGE-WELL partners and Core Facilities, such as legal guidance, commercialization and knowledge mobilization support, access to prototyping labs, and entrepreneurship training.

Eligibility

  1. Be students, post-doctoral fellows, or have graduated from your program or completed a post-doctoral fellowship within the last three years seeking to turn their innovation into a viable business through an existing or planned start-up company.
  2. Be over the age of 18 and residents of Canada.
  3. Innovations previously funded by AGE-WELL (i.e. Catalyst, SIP or CIP grants) may be supported through this program. However, applicants are unable to hold funds from two 12-month AGE-WELL funding or award programs at the same time.
  4. Be able to commit 20+ hours per week towards developing or scaling their business.

Funding Availability

$25,000 Salary support

Indirect Costs

0%

Project Duration

1 year

Deadlines

If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a copy of application along with a complete OR5 form to: research.services@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

Applicant to complete and submit applications  through AGE-WELL’s Forum Research Portal

For Questions, please contact

Technical difficulties, please contact: support@forum.agewell-nce.ca

Application questions, please contact: training@agewell-nce.ca

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52832
omccarro@uoguelph.ca

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