Innovate BC’s Ignite Funding

Deadline:
August 12, 2019

Innovate BC Ignite Program

Innovate BC’s Ignite Program provides up to $300,000 to fund innovation projects in the areas of natural resources, applied science and/or engineering. Teams made up of industry and academia come together to solve real life business problems in a 3-year time frame. From helping get clean drinking water into third world countries to diagnosing eye diseases faster than ever before, Ignite is bringing technology to life in BC.

Focus area

Proposals must involve the areas of natural resources, applied science and/or engineering, and must outline the business problem you and your team is attacking.

Teams

Applicants must be a BC-based team comprised of two or more companies, organizations and academic researchers. All teams must include an academic member and an industry partner.

More details see webpage:

https://innovatebc.ca/what-we-offer/get-funding/ignite/


Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada

Deadline:
September 11, 2019

What is this opportunity?

Collaboration can increase the impact of clean energy investments and enhance the pace and scale of the adoption of clean energy technology. In partnership with Breakthrough Energy, this Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) led call for proposals will leverage financing and expertise to support the advancement of Canadian clean energy technologies that can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

What successful applicants will receive

This program will make available a total initial investment of up to $30M for breakthrough energy technologies. It is also a unique opportunity for Canadian entrepreneurs and start-ups to access potential funding and valuable insight from private investors, like Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV). The successful cohort of companies will also have the opportunity to attend annual “pitch events”, where they can showcase their innovations to investors like BEV and have the opportunity to be considered for additional private investment.

More details see webpage:

https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/breakthrough


Innovative Solutions Canada by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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The Government of Canada is looking for innovators to solve challenges. As the single largest purchaser of Canadian goods and services, the Government of Canada has a unique opportunity to support the growth of Canadian innovators and entrepreneurs.

We need you, Canadian small businesses and innovators, to develop novel solutions to these challenges. Through the Innovative Solutions Canada program, we're partnering with eligible Canadian small businesses and facilitating the early development, testing and validation of prototypes, as well as preparing a pathway to commercialization.

  • If your idea is selected, you could receive up to $150,000 in support to develop a proof of concept.

  • If your proof of concept is approved, you could receive up to $1 million in support to develop a prototype.

  • If the developed innovation solves the Government of Canada's challenge, we could be your first buyer.

What is this opportunity?

Collaboration can increase the impact of clean energy investments and enhance the pace and scale of the adoption of clean energy technology. In partnership with Breakthrough Energy, this Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) led call for proposals will leverage financing and expertise to support the advancement of Canadian clean energy technologies that can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

What successful applicants will receive

This program will make available a total initial investment of up to $30M for breakthrough energy technologies. It is also a unique opportunity for Canadian entrepreneurs and start-ups to access potential funding and valuable insight from private investors, like Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV). The successful cohort of companies will also have the opportunity to attend annual “pitch events”, where they can showcase their innovations to investors like BEV and have the opportunity to be considered for additional private investment.

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/101.nsf/eng/00001.html


Going Global Innovation Program by Global Affairs Canada

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The Going Global Innovation (GGI) program is specifically designed to promote and enhance Canada's international innovation efforts. The program supports researchers who aim to commercialize technology by pursuing collaborative international research and development (R&D) opportunities through partnerships with key players in foreign markets.

Who are the beneficiaries?
Eligible beneficiaries are Canadian innovators from small or medium size enterprises, universities and nongovernment research centres.

How does the funding work?
GGI provides assistance by contributing up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $75,000 for any approved project. Eligible expenses may include: international and local travel, accommodation, meals, meeting costs, legal fees to support formalized partnerships, and other costs related to international collaboration. Going Global Innovation supports project driven technology commercialization efforts and is not event driven. Only in very exceptional circumstances will GGI support conference fees. It must be clearly demonstrated to the Department that the meeting with a pre-confirmed foreign entity could not be held anywhere else in the world or at any other time.

More details see webpage:

http://tradecommissioner.gc.ca/funding-financement/ggi-vmi/overview-apercu.aspx?lang=eng


Full scholarship for joint Phd supervision by Southern University of Science and Technology, China

 

UBC Faculty of Applied Science and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) partnered to facilitate students who are interested in pursuing a PhD program of study at UBC. Students in this program are co-supervised by UBC and SUSTech professors and spend around 2 years at each university. Completing this program will entitle the students with regular UBC PhD degree and a SUSTech completion certificate. A scholarship has been established to support successful candidates by providing $25,000 per year for 4 years of study.

Professors can nominate potential candidates to the coordinator of either university. The program can help to identify co-supervisor(s) and guide qualified candidates to apply.

Contacts:

Siduo Zhang, Coordinator, UBC

Bao Zhu, Coordinator, SUSTech 


Accelerate Program by Mitacs

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Funding to support graduate students or postdocs to research in a Canadian organization. Internships start at four months and can scale up. Projects receive $15,000 in funding for each four-month.

Eligibility:

  • Students: Full-time grad students at all Canadian universities

  • Postdocs: Postdoctoral fellows at all Canadian universities (except those who have previously held a Mitacs Elevate award). PhDs must have been granted no more than five years prior to the project’s start date

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students

  • All academic disciplines

  • Faculty at all Canadian universities who are eligible to hold Tri-Council funds

  • Businesses and not-for-profit organizations

More details see webpage:

https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate