Industry and York University Research

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Agenda
8:45
Registration
Kaneff Tower, 5th Floor Reception
9:00
Welcome
Sushanta Mitra, Associate Vice-President Research
9:05
Introduction
Cheryl Giblon, Industry Liaison Manager, Innovation York
9:15
Multi-skill Partnership –
Puzzle Pieces Idea Lab &
York U + Q&A
Adam Paulin, Puzzle Pieces Idea Lab
Sunny Leung & Pouya Rezai, Assistant Professors,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lassonde School of
Engineering
9:45
Networking Mixer & Top 5 Reasons for Collaborating
10:15
NSERC
Cheryl Giblon, for Sara O’Neill, Research & Innovation
Development Officer, NSERC Regional Office
10:30
OCE
Balinder Rai, Business Development Manager, Eastern and
Northern Ontario Region, Sector Manager, Energy & Environment,
Ontario Centres of Excellence
10:45
MITACS
Cheryl Giblon, for Christine Macdonald, Director,
Business Development & Team Lead, Ontario, Mitacs
10:55
IRAP
Angelo DelDuca, Director, Ontario, National Research
Council, Industrial Research Assistance Program
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11:00
Potential Partnership Path
Cheryl Giblon
11:10
Networking Mixer – Finish Your Networking Sheet
11:50
Prize Draw
12:00
Adjourn
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Mutually Productive Research Partnerships
For companies who want to
• solve technical or business problems
• explore research questions
• find new intellectual assets, or
• develop products and services
Collaborating with York University offers access to
• superb researchers and research facilities
• government matching grant programs to assist with funding these research projects.
From exploratory collaborations to multi-million multi-year multi-partner initiatives.
Companies can be start-ups, multi-national corporations, or anything in-between.
Our goals are to facilitate the development and transfer of new knowledge,
leading to scientific, medical, technological, or social sciences discovery, and to
prepare the next generation of highly qualified workers
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Mutually Productive Research Partnerships
For researchers across all disciplines who want to
• Explore research questions
• Solve technical or business problems
• Write publications, or
• Engage their students in real world learning experiences that could even lead to
future employment
Collaborating with Industrial Partners offers access to
• Real world problems and work environments
• Industry funding (in cash and in kind) and government matching grant programs to
assist with funding these research projects.
From exploratory collaborations to multi-million multi-year multi-partner initiatives.
Our goals are to facilitate the development and transfer of new knowledge,
leading to scientific, medical, technological, or social sciences discovery, and to
prepare the next generation of highly qualified workers
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Amazing Bench Strength
York University researchers are particularly adept at inter-disciplinary research
• 11 Faculties
• 25 interdisciplinary and collaborative research centers
• 1400 Principal investigators
• Thousands of research students
Expertise ranges from science and technology to the social sciences, law, and business
York University Faculties
Education
Environmental Studies
School of the Arts, Media,
Performance & Design
Glendon
Graduate Studies
Health
Lassonde School of Engineering
Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Osgoode Hall Law School
Schulich School of Business
Science
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Depth & Breadth Second to None
Selected Research Centres
Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry
Centre for Research on Biomolecular Interactions
Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science
Centre for Research in Mass Spectrometry
Centre for Research on Latin America and the
Caribbean
The City Institute at York University
Global Labour Research Centre
Institute for Research on Digital Learning
Institute for Science and Technology Studies
Muscle Health Research Centre
Sensorium: The Centre for Digital Arts and
Technology
York Centre for Field Robotics
York Centre for Vision Research
York Institute for Health Research
York’s researchers include many pioneers and global experts who
are committed to working on groundbreaking research that has a
strong positive impact on economic and community development.
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Value Proposition
• Access to leading-edge researchers
• Standalone and interdisciplinary
• Access to state-of-the-art labs and equipment
• Substantial financial savings
• Can bring costs of R&D down by about 80% to roughly 20
cents on the dollar vs going it alone for a company
• Reduce need for capital equipment investment
• Reduce need for investment in lab space
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Industry
Partnerships
THIN ICE TECHNOLOGY COMES TO INNOVATION YORK
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Discovering Relevance for
Innovation York Collaboration
Reach or foresee
a stumbling block
in the Innovative
process
Consultation calls
/ meeting to
determine
eligibility
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Discussion of
specific needs
Matchmaking
Cheryl works her magic
Candidate(s) chosen
based on:
1. The needs of the project
2. The expertise of the
candidates
3. The funding opportunities
available
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Collaborative Application Process
Sharing of
application materials
Virtual collaboration
until materials are
deemed ready
Submit and be
prepared to coursecorrect with
requested
modifications
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Academic Researcher: Where to Start?
Connect to Innovation York
Share your research domain, expertise, and
availability
Develop a brief research summary
Be open-minded; ask for as much info as
possible from the company
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Learn about the Company
Research about the company (e.g., products,
services, clients, …etc.)
Initiate a meeting to discuss the needs
Focus on explaining what you can contribute
to the research problem
Make the company value your work!
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Identifying Available Resources
Understand the available resources
University
Company
Government /
Grant
Organizations
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University Resources
Many relevant expertise in one location
HQP
State-of-the-art facilities and equipment
Technology transfer & IP (Innovation York)
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Company Resources
In-kind versus CASH
Types of in-kind contributions
• Time devoted by company personnel
• Equipment donation or accessibility
• Materials & consumables
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Government / Grant Organization
Resources
Identify the potential grant programs
Understand the criteria of potential funding
programs
Mix & match to maximize funding leverage
Present different scenarios to the company
• Short-term
• Long-term
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NSERC
Engage Grant
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Funding Year: Ongoing
Value
$25,000
Project Duration
Up to six months
Scope
R&D in Natural Sciences or Engineering (NSE)
Eligibility Criteria
1. First-time collaboration between researcher & company
2. Researcher must hold peer-reviewed grants in NSE
3. Company-specific problem
How to Apply
Online application – researcher completes Form 100 & 101;
company completes Form 183A & Letter of Support
Application Deadline
There is no deadline.
Avg. Time to Approval
Four to six weeks from receipt of the complete application.
Success Rates
Approximately 90%.
Information URL
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPPPP/Engage-engagement_eng.asp
Notes
Researcher can hold two Engage awards per fiscal year; no
collaborators are permitted.
NSERC
Engage Plus Grant
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Funding Year: follows Engage Grant
Value
Up to $25,000 (max. $12,500 from NSERC)
Project Duration
Up to six months
Scope
R&D in Natural Sciences or Engineering
Eligibility Criteria
1. Same researcher & company from Engage project
2. Company must provide cash (1:1 match)
3. Company owns resulting IP
How to Apply
Online application – researcher completes Form 100 & 101;
company completes Form 183A & Letter of Support
Application Deadline
Can apply up to six months from Engage Grant’s end date
Avg. Time to Approval
Four to six weeks from receipt of the complete application.
Success Rates
Approximately 90%.
Information URL
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPPPP/Engage-engagement_eng.asp
Notes
Researcher can hold two Engage Plus awards per fiscal
year.
NSERC
Collaborative Research & Development Grant
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Funding Year: Ongoing
Value
$10,000 to $500,000 per year
Project Duration
One to five years
Scope
R&D in Natural Sciences or Engineering
Eligibility Criteria
Must contribute an amount equal to the amount requested
from NSERC, must collaborate on the project, and at least
one partner must have the ability to exploit the results.
How to Apply
Online application – researcher completes Form 100 & 101;
company completes Form 183A & Letter of Support
Application Deadline
Applications can be submitted at any time.
Avg. Time to Approval
Three to five months from receipt of the complete
application
Success Rates
Approximately 90%.
Information URL
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPPPP/CRD-RDC_eng.asp
NSERC
Funding Year: Oct 1 – Sep. 30
Strategic Project Grant
Value
Avg. grant is $160,000/year over three years (no max./min.)
Project Duration
One to three years
Scope
Fall within one of the four target areas:
1. Environmental Sciences and Technology
2. Information and Communications Technologies
3. Manufacturing
4. Natural Resources and Energy
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Eligibility Criteria
Have one or more supporting organizations, actively
involved in all stages of the project and that can apply the
results
In-kind contributions are required, but cash is not
How to Apply
Online application – researcher completes Form 100 & 101;
company completes Form 183A & Letter of Support
Application Deadline
April 1
Avg. Time to Approval
Five months (Awards announced on Oct. 1)
Success Rates
Approximately 25%
Information URL
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPPPP/SPG-SPS_eng.asp
Ontario Centres of Excellence
Voucher for Innovation and Productivity I (VIP I)
Value
Up to $20,000
Project Duration
6 to 12 months
Scope
Applied R&D leading to the development and commercialization of
new products and/or processes, productivity improvements
Eligibility Criteria
1.
2.
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Funding Year: April 1 – March 31
For-profit Ontario Industry partner that will commercialize and/or
implement results in Ontario or benefit Ontario operations
Minimum 1:1 Industry matching cash and in-kind (25% cash,
75% in-kind)
How to Apply
Engage with OCE Business Development Manager
Application Deadline
Continuous Intake
Avg. Time to Approval
4-6 weeks
Success Rates
~ 80%
Information URL
http://www.oce-ontario.org/programs/industry-academiccollaboration/collaboration-voucher-program/VIP/VIP-I
Notes
Employs whole-of-government approach, can leverage federal
funding programs (NSERC and IRAP) as well as BDC
Ontario Centres of Excellence
Voucher for Innovation and Productivity II (VIP II)
Value
Minimum $50,000 and maximum $75,000 per year
Project Duration
1 – 2 years (max.)
Scope
Applied R&D leading to the development and commercialization of
new products and/or processes, productivity improvements
Eligibility Criteria
1.
2.
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Funding Year: April 1 – March 31
For-profit Ontario Industry partner that will commercialize and/or
implement results in Ontario or benefit Ontario operations
Minimum 1:1 Industry matching cash and in-kind (50% cash,
50% in-kind)
How to Apply
Engage with OCE Business Development Manager
Application Deadline
Continuous Intake, evaluated bi-monthly
Avg. Time to Approval
2 months
Success Rates
~ 80%
Information URL
http://www.oce-ontario.org/programs/industry-academiccollaboration/collaboration-voucher-program/VIP/VIP-II
Notes
Two-stage process – external review of proposal, presentation to
panel
Ontario Centres of Excellence
Funding Year: April 1 – March 31
TalentEdge
Value
Internship - $10,000; Fellowship - $32,500 + $2,500 (prof. dev)
Project Duration
Internship – 4 month units; Fellowship – minimum 12 months
Scope
1.
2.
3.
Eligibility Criteria
1.
2.
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Open to students and recent graduates from across all
disciplines, including non-STEM disciplines
Internships and fellowships can be academic-based or
company-based; project-based with R&D component
Company matching contribution required
Internship – Current university and college students (specifically
current graduate students and final year undergraduate
students), and recent Masters graduates. This includes
the AUTO21 Automotive Practicum Program.
Fellowship – Ontario-based PhD graduate or Post-doctoral
Fellow (in any discipline completed within the last five years)
How to Apply
Engage with OCE Business Development Manager
Application Deadline
Continuous Intake
Avg. Time to Approval
4-6 weeks
Success Rates
~ 75%
Information URL
http://www.oce-ontario.org/programs/industry-academiccollaboration/talentedge
Notes
Single or multiple internships will be considered.
Mitacs Accelerate
Mitacs Accelerate – Masters/PhD/PDF
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Funding Year: April 1 – March 31
Value
$15,000 for 4 months
Project Duration
Minimum 4 months - scalable
Scope
Solve business challenges with research expertise
All disciplines are eligible
Eligibility Criteria
1. Partner organizations should be Canadian for-profit
companies or a Canadian business location of a
foreign-owned for-profit company
2. Eligible not-for-profit organizations
How to Apply
Submit through local Mitacs Business Development Director
Application Deadline
Rolling
Avg. Time to Approval
6 weeks
Success Rates
2014: 100% of York University applications approved
Information URL
http://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate
Notes
Contact either Jillian Hatnean at [email protected]
Or Christine Macdonald at [email protected]
Mitacs – PhD Fellowship
Mitacs Accelerate – PhD Fellowship
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Funding Year: April 1 – March 31
Value
$90,000 over three years
Project Duration
3 years
Scope
Solve business challenges with research expertise
All disciplines are eligible
Eligibility Criteria
1. Partner organizations should be Canadian for-profit
companies or a Canadian business location of a
foreign-owned for-profit company
2. Eligible not-for-profit organizations
How to Apply
Submit through local Mitacs Business Development Director
Application Deadline
Competitive Call: Spring 2016
Avg. Time to Approval
10 weeks
Success Rates
2014: 100% of York University applications approved
Information URL
http://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate
Notes
Contact either Jillian Hatnean at [email protected]
Or Christine Macdonald at [email protected]
Mitacs – Elevate
Mitacs Elevate – PDF Fellowship
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Funding Year: April 1 – March 31
Value
$110,000 over 2 years
Project Duration
2 years
Scope
Solve business challenges with research expertise
All disciplines are eligible
Eligibility Criteria
1. Partner organizations should be Canadian for-profit
companies or a Canadian business location of a
foreign-owned for-profit company
2. Eligible not-for-profit organizations
How to Apply
Submit online (local Mitacs Business Development Director
can assist)
Application Deadline
Competitive Call: September 2015, Spring 2016
Avg. Time to Approval
10 weeks
Success Rates
2014: 100% of York University applications approved
Spring 2015: 50% of York University applications approved
Information URL
http://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/elevate
Notes
Contact either Jillian Hatnean at [email protected]
Or Christine Macdonald at [email protected]
Industrial Research Assistance Program
Joint NRC-IRAP & OCE-VIP Collaboration
Funding Year: April 1 – March 31
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Value
Up to $20K of NRC-IRAP support to be used for non-academic
effort. OCE-VIP will contribute up to $20K towards academic
effort. IRAP pays up to 80% of internal salary costs and 50% of
external industrial contractors.
Project Duration
Up to 1 Year
Scope
Technical service addressing a well-defined problem to
accelerate a firm’s commercialization efforts around an
innovative product, process or service
Eligibility Criteria
Incorporated growth oriented SME (500 employees or less)
How to Apply
SME contacts their IRAP ITA or 1-877-994-4727 to have an
ITA assigned to the SME to review opportunity and proposal
development.
Application Deadline
Continuous Intake
Avg. Time to Approval
15 business days upon receipt of complete Client proposal
Success Rates
Success Rates very high
Information URL
www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/irap
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Potential Partnership Path
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Start with small, well-defined projects, working collaboratively, to establish relationships
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NSERC Engage $25K Government Grant with one professor
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OCE VIP Voucher with another professor
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Upon award of NSERC Engage & OCE VIP, consider MITACS projects to deepen the
collaboration and explore larger research questions
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$15K Accelerate Grants 50/50 split with industry
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$80K Cluster Grants ($44K MITACS / $36K industry)
Moving forward, choose from Government programs such as NSERC Engage Plus or CRD, OCE
VIP II Grants
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NSERC Engage Plus
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Small to large, single to multi-year programs; Government match – for every dollar from industry
partner in cash + dollar in kind, Government provides up to $2
OCE VIP II
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$12.5K from Government, matched by $12.5K from industry partner in cash; 6 month project
NSERC CRD – Collaborative R&D Grants
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$20K from Government, matched by $5,000 from industry partner in cash; 6 – 12 month project, can add
CONNECT as well
$50-75K from Government per year for 2 years, matched annually by $25-37.5K from industry partner in
cash + same in kind; 1 – 2 year project
Remember IRAP collaboration with OCE for optimizing leverage
Connecting Industry to York University
• Review & negotiate all
agreements &
contracts
• Mine, assess, &
commercialize
intellectual assets
Industry
Commercialization
Innovation York
Industry Liaison
Entrepreneurship &
Start-up
Accelerator
• Develop industry
partnered research:
sponsored and
contract
• Source research
funding programs
• Support trainee &
faculty
entrepreneurship
VentureLab
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Industry
Agreements
(Business &
Research)
MaRS
Innovation
Contacts
For further information, or to discuss your collaborative
research needs, contact
Cheryl Giblon
416-736-5753
Industry Liaison Manager
Innovation York
York University
[email protected]
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