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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
November 22, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Commercialization Grants




NSERC Idea of Innovation (I2I)

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/I2I-INNOV_eng.asp

  • Up to$125,000 (Phase 1, up to 12 months in length) and up to $250,000 (Phase 2, up to 24 months in length) in funding
  • Supports salaries of research personnel, direct research expenses, patenting costs, market research and commercialization related travel
  • Phase 1 is fully supported by NSERC. Phase 2 requires contribution from private partner
  • Four deadlines annually

OCE Institutional Proof of Principle (iPOP)

http://www.oce-ontario.org/programs/technology-transfer-partnerships/institutional-proof-of-principle-(ipop)

  • Requires demonstration of benefits to Ontario
  • Funding between $10,000 and $50,000
  • Supports salaries of research personnel, direct research expenses, patenting costs, market research, business advisory services and commercialization related travel

OCE Market Readiness

http://www.oce-ontario.org/programs/commercialization-programs/market-readiness

  • Requires demonstration of benefits to Ontario
  • Targeted towards creation of a Ontario-based start-up company or technology transfer to existing Ontario-based company
  • Delivered in 3 phases
  • Phase 1 is up to $75,000, Phase 2 is up to $150,000 and Phase 3 is up to $250,000 in funding
  • Supports salaries of research personnel, direct research expenses, patenting costs, market research, business advisory services and commercialization related travel