The Western Applied Research and Commercialization awards are made from funds provided by the Federal Development Agency for Southwestern Ontario, and administered by the Office of the Vice-President (Research). They are intended to support the cost of collaborative projects undertaken in partnership with a Small/Medium Enterprise (SME) that will help move innovative products based on existing/proposed collaboration partnerships. The competition is for one-time projects based on existing/proposed collaboration partnerships. Applicants can only receive one grant per project. WORLDiscoveries® personnel are available for consultation on issues related to intellectual property and commercialization.
Projects are based on a technology, concept, process, or an artistic piece that has been disclosed to WORLDiscoveries® by way of a Report of Invention (ROI) and are expected to be of short duration (max. 12 months). Up to $100,000 in funding is available and must be matched by the SME (at a minimum of 1/2 of the total project costs). Please note that extension requests on grant periods are not permitted for this program.
June 1, 2012 - to RD&S Office
Indirect costs are not supported by this program.
Reports of Invention must be submitted to WORLDiscoveries® by the posted deadline.
Internal program applications are processed through Research Development & Services and must be accompanied by a completed ROLA Proposal.
SME partner to complete a separate final report by May 31st - contact WORLDiscoveries® at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (519) 661-4183 for more information.
Florence Lourdes, Internal Grants Coordinator
Tel: 519-661-2111 x84500