Idea to Innovation (I2I) Phase 2 A

Form 101: Proposal
Description of the Proposed Research [max 10 pages]
Name, PIN
Synopsis [Provide a concise overview of the objectives of the proposed project.]
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Background [Provide a clear description of the invention. Describe the scientific and/or technical
background of the project and progress made so far on the development of the technology. Discuss the
state-of-the-art and the prevailing market conditions, and the characteristics and performance of the
product, process, or service that you propose to develop compared to those currently available. Discuss
the novelty in the product, process, or service that is proposed and all aspects of evidence suggesting
commercial potential.]
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Detailed proposal [Discuss the scientific issues or technical complexities and describe the research
methodology and experimental design proposed to resolve them. Provide a work plan and relate it to the
milestone schedule from the Activity Schedule page by which the success of the project can be
measured. Identify the technical objectives and the main area of technical risk. State how the technical
risk or uncertainty will be managed.]
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Team expertise [Highlight the research and practical experience of the project team. Explain how the
knowledge and experience of each researcher relates to the expertise needed to accomplish the project
objectives, and how the contributions of the team members (including, if applicable, company
personnel) will be integrated. Describe how the team will be organized and the project managed.]
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Description of the technology transfer plan [Max 10 pages]
Market Overview [Provide information about the market potential: the targeted market’s ability and
willingness to pay for the end product; anticipated market penetration; the present competition and the
perceived advantages of the proposed technology, process or service. If a market assessment was
previously funded by the I2I Grants, append a copy of the complete report to your proposal (use the
“Other Documents” page). The market assessment will only be reviewed by the Selection Committee.]
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Intellectual Property Strategy [Describe how the proposed development will improve the value of the
intellectual property rights, enhance the current/future patent or copyright protection and increase the
overall appeal of the technology for a company.]
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Commercialization Strategy [Describe the proposed commercialization pathway and the technology
transfer activities that have already occurred. Also discuss how the commitment of the partner to transfer
this technology to market translates itself into specific activities to be undertaken during the term of the
project. If licensing to an existing company is the preferred technology transfer option, identify
Canadian companies with acknowledged or potential interest in commercializing the technology. If
possible or appropriate with the proposed business approach, provide a letter of support from companies
with recognized interest or that are perceived as potential partners (receptors). If the creation of a new
spin-off company is the preferred technology transfer option, outline current and future steps taken in
achieving this objective. Describe the experience of personnel that are, or will be, involved in
Form 101: Proposal
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establishing the company. Outline any staged financing plans that are projected for the period before the
company can achieve revenues.]
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Early Stage Investor Information [Indicate how the early stage investor will help the team members
and institution develop a commercialization plan and attain the proposed business objectives. Include a
support letter or document from the early stage investor stating their interest in the technology and
project, the reasons motivating this investment and relevant experience in funding early stage
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Benefit to Canada [Outline anticipated economic benefits to Canada from the eventual successful
transfer of the proposed technology to the marketplace.]
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