Innovation Proof-of-Concept Grant
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|Value:||Up to $150,000 (Stream 1: Manitoba-Based Consortium)
Up to $100,000 (Stream 2: Manitoba Post-Secondary Researchers)
June 15, September 15, December 15, March 15 (Expression of Interest)
By invitation only (Full Proposal)
The Innovation Proof-of-Concept Grant aims to strengthen Manitoba-based research innovation and development projects, by filling a funding gap in the Manitoba innovation ecosystem. Through two independent streams, this program provides funding for innovation and commercialization research that is not otherwise accessible. Funds from this program help support activities directly related to process validation and proof-of-concept research.
Funding is targeted towards Bioscience, ICT, Advanced Manufacturing, and Infrastructure and Transportation Industries and Technologies.
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.
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.