ProgramIdea to Innovation Grants
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The objective of the Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants is to accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university and college sector and promote its transfer to a new or established Canadian company. The I2I Grants provide funding to college and university faculty members to support research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential. This is achieved through defined phases by provided crucial assistance in the early stages of technology validation and market connection. Four distinct funding options are proposed which are characterized by the maturity of the technology or the involvement of an early-stage investment entity or an industrial partner.
Applications involve a technology transfer plan, and to complete this section, you must work with the Catalyst Centre and with the investment or industrial partner.
Faculty who hold a full time, term, adjunct or emeritus appointment
Maximum request: Market Assessment - $15,000; Phase I - $125,000; Phase Ib- $60,000; Phase IIa - $125,000 and Phase IIb - $350,000
From 6 up to 24 months, but varies by phase.
NSERC staff is willing to review draft proposals submitted sufficiently in advance of the application deadline.
March 28, 2016, June 27, 2016, September 26, 2016 by 4:30 p.m.
Once Catalyst Centre has signed off on the technology transfer plan, the applicant submits a signed OR-5 and a copy of the application to: Research.Services@uoguelph.ca
April 4, 2016, July 4, 2016, October 3, 2016 by 8:00 p.m.
Grants Officer submits application via the NSERC on-line system.