R&D for Cannabis Beer Receives $45K in NSERC & OCI Grants
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R&D for Cannabis Beer Receives $45K in NSERC & OCI Grants

Province Brands of Canada, the company that is developing the world’s first beers brewed from the cannabis plant, will collaborate with the University of Western Ontario to research innovative yeasts. Financial support for the project will come from a $45,000 research grant from Ontario Centre of Innovtion’s (OCI) Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) program…

NSERC Engage and NSERC Alliance: Collaborative Research Funding
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NSERC Engage and NSERC Alliance: Collaborative Research Funding

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) is a federal government agency that fosters innovation by encouraging companies to collaborate in post-secondary research projects. After recently changing the way NSERC administers funding, businesses can now choose between two new/updated funding programs, including NSERC Engage Grants and NSERC Alliance Grants. NSERC Engage supports research projects…

NSERC Engage and CRD Funding Updates Expected Later in 2019
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NSERC Engage and CRD Funding Updates Expected Later in 2019

The Natural Sciences Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) is a federal government agency that bridges the research and innovation gap between industry and academia. By supporting collaborative research and development projects, NSERC enables industry innovations while also helping young innovators understand how research can lead to profound economic benefits. Since 2010, NSERC has provided research…

NSERC Awards Canadian Technology Grants for Robotic Lumber Application
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NSERC Awards Canadian Technology Grants for Robotic Lumber Application

Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded Sault College and Soo Mill collaborative research and development grants for their innovative robotic technology. A joint project between academic researchers and company personnel, the two partners have created a robotic lumber sorting and placing application to test how the automated process would…

NSERC Collaborative Research & Development: P2G Project Awarded $360k
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NSERC Collaborative Research & Development: P2G Project Awarded $360k

In 2016, the installed wind power in Canada was ~12,000 MW (6% of the electricity demand), with Ontario and Quebec generating the highest share. Energy created from the wind is shifting and irregular, making energy storage very important to not only maintain order, but also to address the geographical gap between energy supply and demand….

NSERC Funding: Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants
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NSERC Funding: Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants

Please Note: NSERC CRD is closed. Access NSERC funding through the Engage (applied research) and Alliance (academic research) programs. Knowledge mobilization is a term that often refers to bridging gaps between industry and post-secondary researchers. While there is a significant amount of knowledge generated by colleges and universities in Canada, this research often does not…

NSERC Engage: How to Qualify for Collaborative Research Grants
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NSERC Engage: How to Qualify for Collaborative Research Grants

Please Note: This page is an archived and may contain outdated program information. For current details of the Canada Media Fund Experimental Stream, please visit Mentor Works’ NSERC Engage Program Page. Administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, NSERC Engage is a Canadian government funding program that supports businesses partnering with a…

Budget 2018 Streamlines Funding Programs for Business Innovation
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Budget 2018 Streamlines Funding Programs for Business Innovation

The Canadian Federal Budget 2018 was released last week to much interest from business leaders and industry analysts. This year, innovation was again a top priority of the federal government, highlighted by the increase in funding support for several research and development funds. Unlike the previous two Liberal budgets, however, there will be considerable changes…

Research Grants Help Cambrian College Address Mining Industry Challenges
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Research Grants Help Cambrian College Address Mining Industry Challenges

The Government of Canada has awarded Cambrian College $2.1 million in research grants to address issues within the mining industry. The investment will allow the college’s applied research division, Cambrian Innovates, to partner with three businesses for a five-year initiative. The partners are leveraging funding to identify and solve current productivity and remediation challenges faced…