Conestoga Applied Research & Innovation Event: April 19, 2013

conestoga1-500Conestoga’s Applied Research and Innovation (CARI) Office is hosting an Innovation Event (IE) on Friday April 19th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. The event will bring together Conestoga Faculty, local & regional academic, potential industry partners, and organizations to discuss potential ideas for Conestoga’s new Natural Sciences and  Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Conestoga College Innovation Enhancement Grant (CCI) opportunity and is sure to be a great chance for networking.

Canadian Government Funding:  NSERC-College and Community Innovation Enhancement Grant

The Innovation Enhancement (IE) Grant is one of 6 different small business grants available under The College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program. It focuses on discovering business-driven challenges and opportunities through applied research. This Canadian government funding for research and development program is offered to colleges with the intention of enhancing their applied research capacity and technology transfer activities in collaboration with small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The central criteria in the partnership and research should be regional innovation.

“The ultimate goal is to create sustainable partnerships that will help sharpen our innovative edge and have a positive impact on the bottom line of our country and industry.”

-Suzanne Fortier, President of NSERC

IE motivates the coming together of expertise of different fields such as natural sciences and engineering, social sciences and humanities, and health sciences. The applied research made possible by this government funding for business should be in a field where the college has expertise and that meets regional needs with a potential of economic development in the community.

Register for this Research and Development Funding Event

The event will be held in The Blue Room, Door Campus Kitchener. Registration will begin at 3:30 PM Friday April 19th

Please RSVP by Monday, April 15th to Andrea McManus by email at or by phone at 519-748-5220 ext. 2349

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