Innovation Immersion Placements 2020 - Open for Applications

Designed for faculty, PDF or graduate students who want to learn new problem-solving skills by immersing themselves into the structure and function of an entrepreneurial company (industry partner) to experience and learn how new research and technology is advanced through the commercialization process.  Learn how to apply your science by experiencing entrepreneurship first hand at a real company. 

Two Grants are available to support the cost to enable researchers to spend 1 to 3 months during the summer of 2020, in a full immersion placement at an innovative company in your area of interest and research focus. Suitable companies for placement include start-ups, spin-outs, early stage private or even multi-national companies providing they support an entrepreneurial spirit and culture.

Successful applicants will learn practical business and entrepreneurial skills/strategies that will be useful back on campus during applied research and commercially focused problem solving.   

These Grants aim to promote intrapreneurship on campus and stimulate greater innovation/commercialization of research conducted at the University of Guelph.


Applications will be accepted up to 15 April 2020 however opportunities are evaluated on a first come first served basis - so apply early to determine if you are a good fit! 

How to Apply:

Please contact our Project Coordinator at to receive more information and an application.


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