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IDEAWORKS Update for Faculty & Staff - February 24, 2023

Discover new opportunities in Applied Research

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IDEAWORKS Catalyst Fund

IDEAWORKS is supporting Mohawk faculty, students, and staff who want to fund their research projects. Through the IDEAWORKS Catalyst Fund (ICF), IDEAWORKS will fund you to to get experience in applied research and work on new and exciting projects. If you want to work on a project with industry, community, or government partners, this is your chance!

The following ICF streams are currently accepting applications:

Project Seed Fund

The ICF Project Seed Fund provides funding of up $12,000 for faculty and staff to work on a new applied research projects that help industry, government, and community partners resolve issues and challenges in their organization.

The deadline to apply for funding for 2023-2024 is March 17, 2023.

Learn more about Project Seed Fund Guidelines, access the application form.

Grant Writing Support Fund

The ICF Grant Writing Support Fund provides up to $3,250 in funding to support faculty release time, or to hire external grant writing support to prepare for external applied research applications.

The deadline to apply for fall funding is April 14, 2023.

Access the Grant Writing Support application form.

For more information please contact Andrea Johnson at andrea.johnson4@mohawkcollege.ca

Funding opportunities

Funding is available for Health and Eng Tech faculty interested in working with an industry partner on a health innovation project as part of the Southern Ontario Pharmaceutical and Health Innovation Ecosystem (SOPHIE).  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Andrea Johnson.

Planning is underway for Canada Foundation for Innovation College Fund applications for 2023 and 2024. The College Fund supports projects that enhance the capacity of Canadian colleges to carry out applied research and technology development and foster partnerships that generate innovative products, processes or services that address the social, business, health or environmental needs of a Canadian industry or community. A limited number of opportunities are available for colleges each year to apply to this fund. If your research team will benefit from this funding, please contact Gregor MacLean.

Regional Innovation Ecosystem- Growing Clusters and Consortia

Due Date: Ongoing

Funds Available: Between $500K to $10M

Applicable for: To scale up and commercialize innovative products, technologies and services. Support projects led by innovation-oriented organizations to increase and promote business productivity and global competitiveness, and investment and talent attraction.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

Regional Innovation Ecosystem- Ecosystem Capacity Building

Due Date: Ongoing

Funds Available: Between $500K to $10M

Applicable for: To scale up and commercialize innovative products, technologies and services. Ecosystem capacity building projects will normally be led by a business accelerator, incubator, industry association, economic development organization or similar capacity builder.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

Stream 2: Regional Innovation Ecosystem

Due Date: Ongoing

Funds Available: Between $500K to $10M

Applicable for: Funding is available for projects that promote business scale-up and diversification; lead to increased business, talent and investment attraction; foster innovation, technology adoption and digital connectivity.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

Codes Acceleration Fund (New!)

Due Date: March 27, 2023

Funds Available: $100 million in total ($20 million for Stream 2)

Applicable for: The federal government has committed to developing codes for making alterations to existing buildings and net-zero emissions codes for new construction.

Applicant Fit: Institutions (eligible under Stream 2)

Clean energy for Indigenous, rural and remote communities

Due Date: Ongoing until 2027

Funds Available: Variable

Applicable for: Canadian not-for-profit organizations. Prioritize Indigenous-owned or led projects, or projects with community partnerships. Training, skills and curriculum development, energy literacy, workshops, events and engagement, research and feasibility studies.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

Clean Fuels Fund- Funding for Indigenous-led clean production capacity projects

Due Date: Ongoing

Funds Available: Variable

Applicable for: Capital clean fuel production projects that use fuel production technologies in advanced stages of technological readiness and that are designed for commercial deployment. Feasibility studies, basic engineering studies and detailed front-end engineering studies to assess the new build or expansion of low carbon fuel production facilities.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Research and Innovation Stream

Due Date: Open

Funds Available: Up to $2M by project; Up to $5M by recipient

Applicable for: The Research and Innovation Stream will support pre-market innovation, including research, development, demonstration and commercialization activities, to develop transformative clean technologies and enable the expansion of current technologies.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

College Fund (New!)

Due Date: April 7, 2023 (a notice of intent)

Funds Available: Between $60,000 and $1 million

Applicable for: The College Fund supports projects that enhance the capacity of Canadian colleges to carry out applied research and technology development and foster partnerships that generate innovative products, processes or services that address the social, business, health or environmental needs of a Canadian industry or community.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

Innovation Fund for Remote Healthcare in Space and on Earth (New!)

Due Date: February 20, 2023

Funds Available: Variable

Applicable for: The G&C Program aims at providing financial support to organizations to conduct space-related research and development in space priority areas. It supports targeted knowledge development and innovation to sustain and enhance the Canadian capacity to use space to address national needs and priorities in the future.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

Technology Demonstration Announcement of Opportunity (AO)

Due Date: Ongoing until March 29, 2024

Funds Available: Up to $2M

Applicable for: Activities will enable selected Canadian organizations to further their basic R&D capabilities with the ultimate purpose of increasing their commercial potential.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

Strategic Innovation Fund- Stream 5

Due Date: Ongoing

Funds Available: Up to 50% of its total eligible costs may cover 100% of the cost for academic institutions and Networks

Applicable for: Collaborations between small, medium and large corporations, academic and research institutions, and not-for-profit organizations: industrial research, technology demonstration.

Applicant Fit: Consortium, Institutions

Preparing for a quantum world: Defence applications of quantum technologies (New!)

Due Date: March 7, 2023

Funds Available: $3 million over four years

Applicable for: In response to the rapid development and deployment of quantum technologies, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF) are seeking to stimulate the application of advances for quantum technologies in the defence and security domain. Currently, most research and development work within academia and industry focuses on commercial applications.

Applicant Fit: Individuals

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program

Due Date: Ongoing (Note: IDEaS program's opportunities have various short deadlines and should be monitored frequently)

Funds Available: Variable

Applicable for: The program offers collaborative tools to foster new solutions and help resolve defence and security challenges (Competitive Projects, Innovation Networks, ContestsSandboxes, Test Drives). IDEaS supports the development of solutions from conceptualization to prototype testing and capability development.

Applicant Fit: Consortium

Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS)- Targeted Engagement Grants

Due Date: To be announced annually in September and Winter

Funds Available: Up to $50K

Applicable for: Funds are available for initiatives such as conferences, workshops, roundtables, research, publications, or any other project that aligns with Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF) policy priorities and helps inform current and future defence policy thinking in the Canadian context.

Applicant Fit: Individual

Collaborative Networks

Due Date: Variable

Funds Available: $250K per year for 3 years

Applicable for: Collaborative Networks involve multi-disciplinary teams of experts from across Canada and abroad. They work together to research specific defence and security challenges in support of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. Through these networks, the Defence Team will benefit from in-depth and nuanced analysis to either complement ongoing work or gain new insights in areas where there is interest and demand but limited expertise available.

Applicant Fit: Institutions; Consortium

Partnership Engage Grants

Due Date: September 15, December 15, March 15, and June 15

Funds Available: $7K to $25K

Applicable for: These grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization. These partnerships let non-academic organizations and post-secondary researchers access each others’ unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

College and Community Innovation program – College and Community Social Innovation Fund

Due Date: Ongoing

Funds Available: Up to $120,000 per year

Applicable for: Community innovation by connecting the talent, facilities and capabilities of Canada’s colleges and polytechnics with the research needs of community organizations.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

Housing Supply Challenge

Due Date: April 13, 2023

Funds Available: $40 million

Applicable for: Solutions may be comprised of new technologies, and/or existing technologies that are adapted, integrated, or applied in new ways – like technology that is adapted from other industries. Solutions that use diverse approaches (for example, embedding traditional Indigenous knowledge) are also welcome.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

CanExport Innovation

Due Date: Ongoing

Funds Available: up to 75% of eligible costs to a maximum of $75,000

Applicable for: Funding to facilitate collaborative research and development (R&D) partnerships with international partners and investors to fund R&D work.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

Contact: Andrea Johnson

Clean Fuels Fund- Funding for Indigenous-led clean production capacity projects

Due Date: Ongoing

Funds Available: Variable

Applicable for: Capital clean fuel production projects that use fuel production technologies in advanced stages of technological readiness and that are designed for commercial deployment. Feasibility studies, basic engineering studies and detailed front-end engineering studies to assess the new build or expansion of low carbon fuel production facilities.

Applicant Fit: Institutions

Do you need IDEAWORKS’s assistance in preparing your funding application? Be sure to plan in advance! While we’re always available to answer any questions you may have, we have very limited internal capacity until November.

Get in touch with us

IDEAWORKS fills the space between research and solutions by delivering customized support to organizations. Want to get involved as a Mohawk College researcher? Contact us at ideaworks@mohawkcollege.ca