Western Research

Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount:
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Sep 09, 2024
Sponsor's: Sep 16, 2024

Subject Areas: Commercialization

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 providing crucial assistance in the early stages of technology validation and market connection.

Market Assessment projects are designed to enable institutions to do a market study for a product, process or technology they plan to develop. Understanding market potential is crucial when developing a new technology. The Market Assessment funding option is a tool to help identify industry and market issues. It can be used to better position a proposed technology in an I2I application (to provide the reviewers with a better understanding of the market for a given technology) or identify the appropriate NSERC program.

Application Details: The market assessment should precede a Phase I proposal, if the applicant and ILO or its equivalent have not yet developed an understanding of the potential market. In certain instances, like development of a platform technology, requests for a market assessment can be submitted as a standalone proposal at the same time as a Phase I application.

NOTE: All research-related grant applications, letters of intent, contracts and agreements requiring an institutional or organizational signature must submit related documents to the Office of Research Services for review and approval. Requests for institutional signature should be received a minimum of five to ten business days before the posted Sponsor deadline. Please see Western Research's website regarding the institutional signatory process for more details. Specific opportunities may have their own timelines and requirements for submissions. A ROLA Proposal submitted by the PI and bearing department and faculty approvals is required.
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Sponsor Contacts:

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OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
613 995 4273