Connaught Innovation Award

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Approximately $750,000 allocated in 2017-18 for awards of up to $100,000 to accelerate the development of promising technology and promote commercialization and/or knowledge transfer.

For each project, a Notice of Intent (NOI) must be submitted to the Connaught Secretariat by September 11, 2017 in order to facilitate the selection of reviewers.  Full applications are due by October 16, 2017. Projects must be based on inventions or research discoveries that are already disclosed to the University as of August 28, 2017.

2017-18 Connaught Innovation Award Program Guidelines

2017-18 Connaught Innovation Award Notice of Intent (NOI) Form

2017-18 Connaught Innovation Award Full Application Form

To see a list of 2015-16 winning proposals, please read our news release here.

Reporting Template:

For 2016-17 Connaught Innovation Awardees, a Final Report is due by March 31, 2018.

Connaught Final Report-2017

Contact Information

Mike Folinas
Manager, Internal Programs | (416) 978-7118

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