On Wednesday, September 21, 2011 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, join NATI and Jason Frenette, Research Partnerships Promotion Officer for NSERC in the NATI Board Room, 391 Empire Avenue, Suite 5.


Jason will lead the discussion to help attendees learn more about the Engage Grant (EG) Program. The Engage Grant (EG)  is intended to foster the development of new research partnerships between academic researchers and Canadian based companies that have never collaborated together before, by supporting short-term, well-defined research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem in the natural sciences or engineering fields.



  • A maximum grant of $25,000, over a period not exceeding six months, will be awarded to the academic researcher to cover the direct project costs associated with the research activities needed to address the identified problem.
  • The project must be scientifically sound, technically feasible and aimed at solving the company-specific problem through the generation of new knowledge, or the application of existing knowledge in an innovative manner.
  • Startup companies may be considered, provided that they have been in operation for a minimum of 12 months.
  • No company cash contribution is required, but an in-kind contribution reflecting the company involvement in the project is required.
  • Any Intellectual Property (IP) arising from the project will belong to the company.
  • Student involvement is not a requirement of an Engage award, but it is possible.
  • Decisions on funding Engage Grants are usually made within four to six weeks.

Should you wish to learn more about Engage Grants (EG), please contact: Jason Frenette
Research Partnerships Promotion Officer