Idea to Innovation (I2I)
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.
All I2I applications are divided into two sections; the first one is focused on the description of the proposed technology while the second addresses the plan for technology transfer. The latter must be completed in close cooperation with the institution’s ILO or its equivalent.