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IDEAWORKS Update for Faculty & Staff- June 4, 2021

Discover new opportunities in Applied Research.

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Discover new opportunities in Applied Research.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

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 August. In the meantime, we can connect you with external resources to support your writing.

Funding is available for 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). If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.

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. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.

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 Neil Wilkinson.

NSERC Engage Grants provide up to $25,000 of funding for up to six months. Engage Grants are designed to give innovative companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian colleges. These grants are intended to foster the development of new research partnerships by supporting short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Plan to apply for Engage funding at least 5-8 months in advance of the project start date. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.

Upcoming Webinars and Virtual Events

On June 10, join Mohawk College and the Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery to learn about how we can train our workforce to build better and support tremendous growth in construction, skilled trades and engineering. IDEAWORK’s Research Chair in Sustainable Business Technologies, Tony Cupido will be speaking. Registration is open.

Missed the IDEAWORKS Catalyst Fund webinar series? Check out the full playlist at Mohawk College’s YouTube Channel.

Interested in Medical Technologies? On June 15 & June 16, MedTech Canada will be hosting their annual conference. Academic rates are available.

Featured Project

By using new technologies in 360 photogrammetry and developing innovative remote capture methods, Mohawk College’s School of Building and Construction Sciences applied research team is building a 360° virtual walkthrough of their entire campus to support safety, security and facilities management efforts. Read more about the project.

More information

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