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Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) | Southern Ontario Water Consortium


Maximum $100,000 on a 1:1 matching basis.


The Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) program is a brand-new catalyst for business-led collaborations in the water sector. It was created by the Southern Ontario Water Consortium to help Ontario small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) leverage world-class research facilities and academic expertise to develop and demonstrate water technologies for successful introduction to the market. AWT provides financial contributions to industry-led research and development projects in the water sector that will result in the successful commercialization of globally-competitive and market-ready products and services. AWT will support existing industry-academic partnerships and actively encourage and develop new ones.

Eligible Applicants

Industry Partner (For-Profit Collaborator):

An Industry Partner must be a Canadian registered for-profit company operating under the laws of Ontario or Canada, with a minimum of two full-time employees or be in operation for a minimum of two years. The Industry Partner must be located in southern Ontario and must demonstrate that economic benefits (e.g. jobs) will accrue to southern Ontario as a result of the AWT Program contribution to the project. The company must demonstrate good financial standing in its application.

Academic Partner:

To be eligible, academic researchers must hold an academic appointment and be eligible to hold research funds at their respective SOWC member post-secondary institution.

Eligible Expenses

  • Labour
  • Expertise
  • Non-Capital
  • Capital

Deadline Date

  Project Duration: Up to 18 months; Currently closed. Future deadline to be determined


Contact Name: Harriet Bigas

Phone Number: 519-888-4567 x31799

E-mail Address:

Industry: Energy & Environment, Location: Ontario ,
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