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.] Enter text here. 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.] Enter text here. 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.] Enter text here. 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.] Enter text here. 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.] Enter text here. 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.] Enter text here. 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 Name, PIN establishing the company. Outline any staged financing plans that are projected for the period before the company can achieve revenues.] Enter text here. 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 technologies.] Enter text here. Benefit to Canada [Outline anticipated economic benefits to Canada from the eventual successful transfer of the proposed technology to the marketplace.] Enter text here.