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IDEAWORKS Update: Upcoming Webinars and Virtual Events

Discover new opportunities in Applied Research.

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

  • 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.

Mariano Arriaga, General Manager of the Energy & Power Innovation Centre will be speaking at the IEEE Hamilton Section Virtual Annual General Meeting on Nov. 18, 2020 about how companies can leverage applied research to solve existing industry challenges. Register for free for the AGM.  

Patrick McInnis, Electrical Technologies at the Energy & Power Innovation Centre, will be speaking at the 5th Annual Canada Protection Symposium (CPS), hosted by OMICRON Electronics on December 3. Registration is now open.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

The College and Community Social Innovation Fund is currently open for applications. CCSIF grants are intended to foster community innovation by connecting the talent, facilities and capabilities of Canada’s colleges and polytechnics with the research needs of local community organizations. The value of the grant is up to $120,000 per year, for up to three years. If you have a project that you think would benefit from this funding, please contact Neil Wilkinson. A maximum of five applications per college will be allowed per competition.

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. Deadline to apply for 2021 is November 8, 2020.

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

Merq Automation, based in Stoney Creek, is a laboratory solutions and automation company. Merq asked the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre to partner with them in the design and development of an ergonomic syringe dispenser. Read more.

Meet an IDEAWORKS Student Researcher

Meet Jen Armstrong, a Mohawk College student, who, after working with IDEAWORKS as an eHealth Programmer and Analyst, landed a software development internship with a Hamilton-based Digital Health company. After spending two years working at MEDIC on four different applied research projects, Jennifer is completing her final co-op term with Reliq Health Technologies Inc.“Fresh out of my first year and armed with little more than enthusiasm, the IDEAWORKS MEDIC team believed in me before I believed in myself. I spent two years developing software with sharp, adaptable, driven people who respect the obligations of students but still trust them to rise to any given challenge. I will always be grateful to MEDIC for allowing me to grow into my own skills and share equally in the success of the projects on which I worked.”

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