Western Innovation Fund

Description: Funded projects are intended to move new research results forward along the path towards commercialization and to provide incentive to validate and develop commercial opportunities for the investigator’s research.  Competitions are for one-time projects based on existing research initiatives and expected to be of short duration (6-12 months).

Amount: up to $50,000

Deadlines: Report of Invention (ROI) due November 20, 2009
Letter of Intent (LOI) due Decempber 15, 2009 (ROLA NOT Required at this stage)
Full Application due February 1, 2010 (ROLA Required)

Eligibility: The applicant must hold an academic appointment with a significant research component at UWO and must be eligible to hold a research account at UWO.

Note: The submission instructions have changed for this competition.  In particular, there is now a Report on Invention (ROI) deadline. As well a ROLA proposal must be included with the application and is not longer required at the Letter of Intent (LOI) stage. Only Letters of Intent with Associate Dean signature approval will be accepted.

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WORLDiscoveries personnel are available for consultation on issues related to intellectual property and commercialization.

Full Application must be accompanied by a ROLA.

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