IDEAWORKS Update for Faculty & Staff - October 29, 2021
Discover new opportunities in Applied Research.
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. Read more about the grant.
The Canada Council for the Arts has recently announced funding for its Digital Generator and Digital Greenhouse Programs. Digital Generator is a short-term initiative to allow Canadian arts groups, collectives, and organizations to build their digital capacity and transform their business model and operations. Digital Greenhouse is a digital innovation initiative for Canadian individuals, groups, and organizations. It supports short-term projects that leverage digital technology to address sectoral and digital challenges. Grant applicants must meet the eligibility set by the Canada Council for the Arts. Applied researchers may work with artists and other organizations as external consultants, experts, or training providers. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Andrea Johnson.
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.
Canadian Post-Secondary instittuions are now eligible for the ICTC’s WIL Digital program, an innovative Work Integrated Learning program that helps employers grow their businesses by providing financial assistance for hiring post-secondary students. WIL Digital provides 75% of the student’s salary, up to $7,500. Learn more about the program.
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private, or not-for-profit sector. Partnership Engage Grants are valued at $7,000 to $25,000 for one year. Please note that these grants do not cover faculty release or backfill. IDEAWORKS is currently supporting applications due March 15, 2022 and June 15, 2022. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Andrea Johnson.
Funding is available from OCI’s Voucher for Innovation and Productivity. This program supports the collaboration between Academia and Industry to solve an industry-based problem and drive the commercialization of Intellectual Property [IP]. The institution will leverage the unique skills and specialized infrastructure that is instrumental to streamline internal innovations and commercialization needs. Resulting in targeted training of individuals and direct engagement with industry to work on commercially viable solutions. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Andrea Johnson.
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 January. In the meantime, we can connect you with external resources to support your writing.
Upcoming Webinars and Virtual Events
SSHRC will be holding a series of webinars for applicants and research administrators on upcoming competitions. The webinars will be held via WebEx at the following dates and times. Access using the following password: SSHRC2021
- Connection Grants, on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (eastern)
- Insight Development Grants, on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (eastern)
Icentia Inc. is a Canadian medical devices and service company that creates innovative medical testing solutions for healthcare institutions. To help improve customer adoption of EART, Icentia asked the research team at MTIC to help them minimize the product learning curve and increase the usage of the tool in a clinical setting. Read more about the Icentia project.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org