Friday, December 1 2023 – Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Research Manitoba’s 2024 Innovation Proof-of-Concept Grant is officially open for expressions of interest.

This grant strengthens Manitoba-based research and development projects, by filling a funding gap in the Manitoba innovation ecosystem.

Sectors supported include bioscience, information technology, advanced manufacturing, and infrastructure and transportation industries/technologies.

The program supports activities directly related to process validation and proof-of-concept research through two independent streams:

  • Stream 1: Manitoba-Based Consortium supports local collaboration that is addressing a company specific discovery or innovation towards market usability. This stream allows academics to use their world-class knowledge, facilities, and highly qualified personnel (HQP) to close the knowledge gaps identified during the industry partner’s innovation development.
    • This stream provides up to $150,000 over a two-year term or $75,000 per annum
  • Stream 2: Manitoba Post-Secondary Researchers supports the advancement of discoveries or innovations within an academic setting, which may result in products or technologies, towards market usability.
    • This stream provides $100,000 over a two-year term or $50,000 per annum 

Applicants can find information about the eligibility criteria and application requirements on our website:  

Applications will remain open until February 15, 2024, at 4pm CST.

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Research Manitoba promotes, supports, and coordinates the funding of research excellence and innovation in health, natural and social sciences, engineering, and the humanities in Manitoba. Research Manitoba supports local talent development by providing research support to early career researchers and graduate students, along with fostering strategic partnerships to strengthen research and innovation in Manitoba.