'TRANSITIONING FROM ENGAGE TO CRD’ WORKSHOP
The NSERC Engage Grant is a popular way for researchers to collaborate with new industry partners. The ‘approachability’ of Engage - no company cash requirement, easy application process, fast decision time - makes it attractive for first-time partners.
Engage is successful at initiating new industry collaborations. Yet, six-month projects pass quickly and Engage researchers need to strategically plan their next steps to capitalize on the momentum and trust already established.
To transition to a longer-term project like the NSERC Collaborative R&D Grant (‘CRD’) the industry partner has to agree to a longer-term commitment – one that involves both a cash contribution and a negotiated IP agreement. In addition, the CRD application process differs from the Engage approach. A researcher plays an important role in helping the industry partner understand the ‘risks vs. rewards’ of the next step.
For this reason, NSERC is pleased to offer a special new workshop aimed specifically at helping Engage researchers (and companies) successfully move to a longer-term project using NSERC CRD support. NSERC Deputy Director and CRD manager, Andrea Benoit (Research Partnerships – Ottawa), will be on hand to guide you through managing the ‘risks’ and ‘rewards’.
MDCL Room 1009
Thursday, October 13th – 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
For more information, contact:
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