Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
09/27/21 8:00 PM ET Receipt
Grants to Canada IHE faculty members to partner with companies, researcher-owned companies, and early-stage investment groups to develop and transfer technology from colleges and universities to companies throughout the country. Funding is intended to support research and development projects that demonstrate technology transfer potential.
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. The I2I Grants provide funding to college and university faculty members to support projects implemented through defined phases by providing crucial assistance in the early stages of technology validation and market connection.
Four distinct funding options are proposed, which are characterized by the maturity of the technology or the involvement of an early-stage investment entity or an industrial partner.
In the Market Assessment, NSERC will share costs of an independent and professional market study with the institutions (including the industry liaison office [ILO] or its equivalent). In Phase I, the direct costs of research will be entirely supported by NSERC; in Phase II, they will be shared with a private partner. The technology development may begin with a Phase I project (Reduction-to-Practice Stage), followed by a Phase II project (Technology Enhancement) or, if the development is at a later stage, it can start directly with a Phase II project. For further details on market assessment projects, reduction-to-practice stage projects, and technology enhancement projects, see the URL for Full Text indicated below.
Eligible research and development activities include (but are not limited to):
Eligible technology transfer activities include (but are not limited to):
For more information on allowable expenditures, see http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/ManagementExpenses-CoutsGestion_eng.asp
GrantWatch ID#: 160240
Maximum Amount Requested from NSERC (% of project costs):
- Market Assessment: $15,000 (75%)
- Phase I: $125,000 (100%)
- Phase Ib: $60,000 (100%)
- Phase IIa: $125,000 (67%)
- Phase IIb: $350,000 (50%)
- Market assessment: Up to one year
- Phase I: Up to one year
- Phase IIa: From 6 to 18 months
- Phase IIb: Up to two years
The combination of phase I and phase II will be limited to a maximum of three years of funding for any given project.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online: https://ebiz.nserc.ca/nserc_web/nserc_login_e.htm
Idea to Innovation Grants (I2I)
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