Associate Deans of Research, please forward this notice to your faculty members.
|Program Name:||Ontario-Jiangsu Industrial Research and Development Program (OJIRDP)|
|Type: ||Call for research proposals.|
This is a partnership of the Jiangsu Science and Technology Department (JSTD), the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS), and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), which will administer OJIRDP on behalf of MRIS. The program will support joint industrial R&D projects focusing on the development of products or processes that lead to commercial success and socio-economic benefits for both jurisdictions.
At least one science and technology (S&T) company from Jiangsu and one S&T organization from Ontario should express a desire to cooperate in the research and development of a new product or a new process. The project applicants should agree in advance on the IP rights and on the commercialization strategy of the product or process through signing a Letter of Intent (LOI) for cooperation. For the submission phase, only an LOI for cooperation in a preliminary agreement or a draft memorandum of understanding format is required. However, the final signed cooperation agreement has to be presented to the funding authorities at the contracting stage. Refer to additional "Eligibility Criteria".
OCE anticipates that four projects will be funded.
|Office of Research Deadline: ||January 30, 2017|
|Program Deadline:||February 6, 2017 at 2:00pm|
|Awarded:||March 2017 - Selection of the projects by the Ontario-Jiangsu Working Group on Science and Technology Cooperation|
April 2017 - Disclosure of results
|Funding start date:||June 2017|
|Research focus areas:||Project applications focusing on all technology sectors, including clean tech, communications, internet, IT and enterprise software, life sciences, semiconductors, new materials, intelligent manufacturing and miscellaneous technologies. Projects must present a clearly-identified R&D focus on products or processes which may lead to commercialization in global markets. Each project must identify a key added value that each partner will contribute to the project.|
|Amount: ||Maximum of $150,000 per project from OJIRDP to fund the Ontario portion of the project. Additional project funding will be provided to the corresponding Jiangsu applicant on each project by JSTD to fund the Jiangsu portion of the project. (e.g., the maximum grant amount to be received by a project is $150,000 in Ontario and $150,000 in Jiangsu, to a total of $300,000).|
|Length of project: ||Project terms should not exceed 3 years|
|Industry partner:||OCE’s financial assistance must not exceed 50 percent of the Ontario portion of eligible project expenditures. Ontario applicants must identify sources of matching cash and/or in-kind contributions for the remaining 50 per cent of project costs that may come from any non-government Ontario source.|
|Program submission instructions:||Submit application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional application instructions provided on OCE website. |
|Office of Research application procedure:||1. Submit Cover Sheet|
2. Copy of proposal to Office of Research contact
|Office of Research Contacts:||Jennifer Ranford email@example.com|
|Program contact: ||Sam Saad, Program Manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence. firstname.lastname@example.org. T: 416.861.1092 x 91097|