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

Grant Amount: UP TO $500K
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Sep 08, 2016
Sponsor's: Sep 15, 2016

Subject Areas:

The Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) program is a brand new catalyst 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.

SOWC is now inviting applications by southern Ontario companies for a limited number of technology development projects of up to 2 years in duration that could benefit from a contribution of up to $500,000 toward eligible project costs. Interested applicants must submit an Intake Form for consideration no later than 1 September, 2016.

Application Details: Industry Partners are required to provide a 1:1 matching contribution on the AWT Program funding to the project. Cash or cash-equivalent, or a combination of both, will be accepted. Matching contributions must be allocated towards eligible project activities and should adequately reflect the project's needs. Cash and in-kind contributions from the industry participant are eligible if they are directly associated with the project and meet the following requirements: Cash: Cash contributions must be expended on eligible project costs and must be provided to the Project Institutional Partner. Cash Equivalent: Contributions in kind such as labour (industry personnel time for individuals working on the project), company's expenditure of professional services, non-capital costs (see explanation below), and capital (provided that the contribution is calculated in accordance with the AWT Industry Contribution Guidelines).
NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Tweddell,David

Sponsor Contacts:

Research Advancement Centre 1
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada