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IDEAWORKS Update for Faculty & Staff- October 23, 2020

Discover new opportunities in Applied Research.

Upcoming Webinars and Virtual Events

IDEAWORKS Catalyst Fund (ICF) Webinar Series- Email ideaworks@mohawkcollege.ca to register.

  • Tools of Engagement- How workshops increased assistive technology usage for testing presented by Andrea Zians and Kelsey Clohecy on October 28, 2020, 2 p.m.
  • How to create a positive learning environment with the Start-Stop-Continue App, presented by Peter Basl on November 5, 2020, 2 p.m.
  • Enhancing Industry Training in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, presented by Laura Thomas on November 17, 2020, 2 p.m.
  • Can college students really work as partners with faculty? Testing a student-faculty partnership for co-constructing an ECE outdoor play resource presented by Erin Cameron and Dawn Danko on December 1, 2020, 2 p.m.
  • How can emerging technology help improve seizure detection presented by Mini Thomas on December 17, 2020, 2 p.m.

The CENGN Summit is the nation’s leading conference devoted to promoting the commercial growth and adoption of disruptive networking technologies across Canada. The conference will be held virtually on November 12, 2020.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

The Co-operators’ Community Funds support Canadian organizations whose programming and services empower marginalized youth (aged 16 – 34) and individuals with mental health challenges to progress along their path toward employability. Applications are due January 15. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.

The Synapse Life Science Competition is Ontario’s premier life science pitch competition and designed to help move innovative life science products and services out of the lab and into the market, by pairing up life science Innovators with business and entrepreneurship students. The competition is open to all Hamilton life science entrepreneurs, including student and alumni entrepreneurs.

The MITACS Business Strategy Internship Program is a new program that was initiated through a federal contribution spurred by COVID-19. For the BSI, Mitacs will match $5,000 contributed by a company to provide a student with a $10,000 total stipend for a 4-6 month business-oriented project to help a partner adjust to COVID-19 circumstances and modern challenges. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson.

Featured IDEAWORKS Project

Milton-based Enertics Inc. partnered with the Energy & Power Innovation Centre to complete third-party testing of its motor health monitoring system using both test-bed and industrial conditions. Read more in a recently released case study.

Meet an IDEAWORKS Student Researcher

Meet Rachel Strohschien, a Mohawk College student, who, while working as a research assistant in the Additive Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (AMIC), had the opportunity to help produce PPE for frontline workers.“I’m proud and happy to be able to be making a contribution and help out, no matter how small. We all try to be as useful as possible and if everyone gives and does their part, we can only benefit from it all. Everything regarding the pandemic has happened very quickly but also naturally, and the entire team has responded without question. It did however require us to rethink the way we work and our processes for certain things. This has been a time where we asked ourselvescollectively how to use our skills to the best of their abilities and in a way that optimizes all the tools we have available. It is good to see that when there is an emergency, we are all to all work together and produce what is mostneeded and help out.”

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