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Idea to Innovation (I2I) | Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)


Varies. Maximum of 10% of the total requested amount.


The objective of the Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants is to accelerate the pre-competitive development of promising technology originating from the university and college sector and promote its transfer to a new or established Canadian company. The I2I Grants provide funding to college and university faculty members to support research and development projects with recognized technology transfer potential. This is achieved through defined phases by providing crucial assistance in the early stages of technology validation and market connection.

Eligible Applicants

Colleges and universities

Partner Eligibility:

  • Early-stage investment group
  • Companies
  • Researcher-owned companies

Eligible Expenses

Eligible Activities:

  • Research and development
  • Technology transfer

Deadline Date

  January 6, 2023; March 27, 2023; June 19, 2023; September 18, 2023


Contact Name: Idea to Innovation

Phone Number: 613-947-9485

E-mail Address:


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