Atlantic Canadian businesses seeking to further develop innovative products, services or technologies, as well as researchers looking for support to bring ideas from the lab to the marketplace, can now ready themselves to apply for the next round of the Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF).
Letters of intent are due August 14th, completed project proposals are due November 6th.
Genome Canada has launched a new program designed to move genomics-based solutions from laboratories to the marketplace.
The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) intends to stimulate investment from private and public partners to fund projects that address real world challenges and opportunities in the field of genomics.
Genome Canada is committing $30 million to the program, and through regional Genome Centres, will leverage additional funding from partners and industry, rendering this a $90 million investment.
NRC will launch a new program to support Canadian manufacturing and transportation industries to reduce the weight of cars, trucks, trailers, buses, and trains by developing innovative aluminum technology.
The new $45-million Lightweighting of Ground Transportation Vehicles program will support the development, validation, and deployment of advanced technologies to form aluminum into parts that will make up the next-generation of fuel-saving vehicles.
The NRC has also announced a new R&D consortium of industry partners from all areas of the manufacturing supply chain to address issues in advanced aluminum shaping, aluminum durability, and parts assembly.
Progress Magazine and Entrevestor launched their first joint supplement on the Atlantic Canadian start-up ecosystem. The supplement appeared in Vol. 20 of Progress Magazine and can now be dowloaded as a PDF.
When a professor from a small liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania decided to take on a massive research project two summers ago, he went through the usual, often futile, process of applying for federal and private grants. But when funds were short a year later, he went down a nontraditional route -- turning to the public and the Internet for help.
In 50 days, Juniata College’s Chris Grant and his research partner, Gina Lamendella, raised $10,800 through a crowdfunding website called iAMscientist. The money was used to fund an ongoing project on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on Pennsylvania’s stream ecosystems.
Research in nutritional science at StFX took another step forward with the news that StFX human nutrition professor Dr. Jen Jamieson has received a $78,423 grant from Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to further strengthen her Micronutrient Assessment Laboratory.
The award is part of the Leaders’ Opportunity Fund.
“The ability to study the relationship between iron intake and iron status in health and disease locally will allow StFX to be competitive in the growing field of nutritional science and foster interdisciplinary research in the region. It will also lead to important scientific contributions, including those that will be directly applicable to clinical practice, health and nutrition policy,” Dr. Jamieson says.
Big Data evangelists often say data analytics will improve and lower the cost of health care, and Research Avenue of St. John’s is working each day to make it so.
Research Avenue is a bioinformatics startup that is commercializing research at Memorial University of Newfoundland by analyzing genetic data to develop algorithms for predicting risks of developing diseases. The initial target is colon cancer, but the system could apply to other diseases.
Felipe Chibante gets $460K in funding to research a product that could be painted on
An associate professor of chemical engineering at the University of New Brunswick is developing an economical alternative to solar panels — a coating people can use to paint their shingles or siding. Felipe Chibante believes it may be the way to persuade people to try solar energy. Judges with the New Brunswick Innovation Fund like the idea and recently awarded Chibante $460,000 to continue his research at the university's Fredericton campus.
Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced $5 million to support aboriginal business studies at Cape Breton University. The funding, which will be provided over five years, will allow for the expansion nationally of some programs offered through the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies at the Shannon School of Business.
The Crawford Chair promotes interest among aboriginal communities in post-secondary business studies.
The NBIF Innovation Voucher Fund encourages collaboration and partnerships between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and research organizations. The Fund aims to accelerate innovation within SMEs by leveraging the talent, capacity, and infrastructure of New Brunswick research institutions. The ultimate goal is to apply innovation in a way that improves the profitability and the competitiveness of SMEs in New Brunswick.
Projects may range in size from $10,000 to $100,000. NBIF will fund 80% of the total project costs, up to a maximum of $80,000 per project. The company will be required to fund the remaining 20%. Please refer to the NBIF Innovation Voucher Guidelines for a complete explanation, including terms and conditions. NBIF will assist in determining the right research organization or professional for your project.