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NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation

Description:THIS AWARD REQUIRES INSTITUTIONAL APPROVAL. Please contact the awards facilitator if you intend to apply. The Synergy Awards for Innovation "celebrate outstanding university-industry R & D partnerships." Administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), they are intended to recognize and reward innovation and superior collaborative research in the natural sciences and engineering.
Discipline(s):Natural Sciences & Engineering
Eligibility:Awards given in four categories: 1) small and medium-sized companies (up to 500 employees); 2) large companies (500+); 3) two or more companies (any size) 4) Leo Derixx Award for an innovative model of long-standing partnership in pre-competitive R&D that has improved the general well-being of an industry.
Value:$200,000 research grant to the university; sculpture and NSERC Industrial R&D Fellow to the industry partner (NSERC will bear the cost of the industrial portion of the fellow's salary).
Application Procedures:Nominations must come from executive head of the university or from senior executive from the industry partner. See further details on website.
Contact Information:Synergy Awards for Innovation NSERC 350 Albert Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1H5 Tel.: 613-947-9452 Fax: 613-992-5337 E-mail:
Deadline:April 15

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