presentation - Ontario Centres of Excellence

Report
Nicole Mihai, OCE, Program Manager
Julie Lukkarila, OCE Business Development Manager
December 11th, 2013
OUTLINE
• Voucher for Industry Association (VIA) Overview
• “Made in Ontario” Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge Program
Overview
• Partners & Funding Contributions
• Project Eligibility & Application Process
• Program Timelines
• Decision-Making Process
• Program Contact Information
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VOUCHER FOR INDUSTRY
ASSOCIATION (VIA) OVERVIEW
• Facilitates collaboration between industry associations, groups of companies and
Ontario’s academic institutions
• VIA projects address sector-wide research and development challenges
• Project outcomes must include commercialization, increased productivity with
significant impact for Ontario ( revenues, jobs) and project partners
• Companies may use the results to their own commercial advantage
• Academic partners must have unique capabilities to address the sector
challenges
• VIA has a “whole of government” streamlined approach that enables program
partners leverage Provincial and Federal support
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“MADE IN ONTARIO” ADVANCED
MANUFACTURING R&D CHALLENGE
• Collaborative Research and Development Program developed by:
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
• It supports collaborative projects between Ontario companies and academic
research partners with a focus on the Advanced Manufacturing Sector
• $2 million program, supporting awards for ~5-7 projects for up to two years
• Projected outcomes:
• Commercialization of R&D output
• Significant economic benefit to Ontario, and
• Development of new commercial opportunity for industry partner
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PARTNERS AND FUNDING
CONTRIBUTIONS
Source
Cash Contribution
In-kind Contribution
Industry Partner
$100,000
$100,000
OCE
$100,000
N/A
NSERC
***
N/A
• OCE will provide up to $100,000 (overhead is eligible). The industry partner
must provide cash AND in-kind matching (2:1).
• NSERC will match the industry cash and in-kind contributions up to $200,000
(not including overhead).
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EXAMPLE OF CASH DISTRIBUTION
Gross
Contribution
($)
Institutions
Overhead ($)
(35% example)
Industry Cash
100,000
26,000
74,000
74,000
Industry In-kind
100,000
0,000
100,000
74,000
Total Industry
200,000
26,000
174,000
148,000
Net
NSERC CRD
Contribution ($) leverage ($)
NSERC CRD grant will match the cash contribution from industry, less
overhead *, up to twice the net industry cash if the in-kind contribution is at
least the same as the net industry cash. For industry-college collaborations,
NSERC ARD grants match industry’s total cash and/or in-kind contributions.
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INDUSTRY PARTNER ELIGIBILITY
Industry partner eligibility:
• For profit, Ontario based company (manufacturing operations in Ontario)
 Start-ups (incorporated for at least 1 year), SME’s and large companies
• Industry partner must provide a 2:1 cash and in kind matching requirement
Company Assessment – Ideal Industry partner:
• Exporting, or have the potential to export to the world
• Prepared to invest in future products and processes (R&D; experimentation;
prototyping)
• Growth oriented
• Have a vision to be market leaders in their chosen sector
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PROJECT ELIGIBILITY
• Projects with high potential that will lead to novel, profit-generating products
and/or processes
• Must leverage the unique capabilities of the academic environment
• Meet known customer (or end user) demand or address a significant customer
pain-point
• Research work conducted by the academic institution is not in competition
with the private sector
• Project outcomes must have global export potential from a manufacturing
base in Ontario
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PROJECT ELIGIBILITY
• Projects address a significant need within the manufacturing sector
• Demonstrate close industry-academic collaboration
• Broad industry applicability and impact (economically and/or
environmentally and/or socially)
• High potential to be commercialized and/or implemented, with good
ROI forecast
• Qualify for support under the NSERC CRD/ARD grants
• Projects must fall within technology readiness levels TRL1-4
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PROJECT ELIGIBILITY
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APPLICATION PROCESS
Two Stages:
1) Submit Expression of Interest Proposal (EOI)
 We expect 20-30 EOIs to be submitted
2) Successful EOIs will be invited to submit a full NSERC
CRD/ARD application form
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APPLICATION PROCESS & STEPS
Stage 1 - Expression of interest (EOI)
• Eligible applicants to submit a 5-page EOI and a letter of commitment
including the following:
 Support for and agreement with the proposal
 Reasons for being involved in the collaboration
 Anticipated benefits of project outcomes on Ontario economy
 Effort required to exploit the results in Ontario
 Anticipated interaction of industry personnel with academic team
 Cash and in-kind contribution to the research costs
 Small companies must include a company profile
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APPLICATION PROCESS & STEPS
• EOIs to be submitted to [email protected]
• A Review committee comprised of OCE, CME, NSERC and industry
experts will evaluate the EOIs and select qualified applicants to go
forward to full NSERC proposal
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APPLICATION PROCESS & STEPS
Stage 2 - NSERC Full Application
• Selected EOIs are invited to submit full application for NSERC grants
• Initial application draft must have budget information included and a letter of
support
• Following feedback, a final application is submitted: including acceptance of
OCE contract terms, along with an IP agreement among all project partners
• NSERC applications are reviewed by NSERC only
Applicants work with an OCE Business Development Manager
throughout the entire application process
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APPLICATION TIMELINES
DATE
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APPLICATION STEPS
December 11th, 2013
Call for EOIs
February 26th, 2013
EOI deadline submission to OCE
May 31st – April 4th, 2014
Panel notifies applicants of the
EOI results
May 16th, 2014
First draft of NSERC CRD/ARD
application is due for invited
candidates
June 16th, 2014
Final draft of NSERC CRD/ARD
application is due
After October 1st, 2014
Project starts
DECISION MAKING PROCESS
Projects are evaluated against OCE criteria; preference will be given to EOIs
that:
• Demonstrate close industry-academic R&D collaboration, economic benefit to
Ontario and are commercialized in Ontario
• Demonstrate an innovative approach to solving an important challenge
• Involve training and development of students
• Have broad industry applicability and economic/environmental/social impact
• Have a good strategy plan for implementation of project outcomes
• Have high potential for a good return on investment
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
OCE does not manage IP rights, the NSERC IP policy takes precedence.
NSERC’S Terms of Access to Research Results and IP
Access to research results developed wholly or in part using NSERC funds, may
include the following arrangements:
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
Open dissemination with no restrictions;

Non-exclusive licensing;

Exclusive licensing;

Joint ownership;

Partial assignment of ownership; or

Full assignment of ownership.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
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Business Development Manager
Contact
Alison Empey
[email protected]
Bradley Fox
[email protected]
Gillian Sheldon
[email protected]
Jose Costa
[email protected]
Julie Lukkarila
[email protected]
Raed Kadri
[email protected]
Steven Colbert
[email protected]
Thomas Gehring
[email protected]
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
PROGRAM OPERATIONS
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Nicole Mihai
[email protected]
Heather MacRae
[email protected]
Thank You
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