R4R@Q Webinar Series - Ontario Centre of Innovation

Thursday June 23, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Virtual Workshop
Event category

The Vice-Principal Research portfolio proudly presents an NSERC Alliance grants and Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)  Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) Joint Program Information Session.

About this Event:

In partnership, NSERC Alliance  grant and OCI’s Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP)  will support post-secondary R&D collaborations with the highest potential for regional economic development and commercialization in Ontario.

Individual proposals can request at least $20,000 up to $30,000 from NSERC (Alliance grant) and at least $20,000 up to $30,000 from OCI VIP, with a corresponding $20,000 to $30,000 from the industry partner (at least 50% must be cash provided to the academic institution).The streamlined joint application and decision process enables companies to quickly undertake new research collaborations with Ontario-based researchers and have their cash contribution leveraged by both NSERC and OCI. The mutually beneficial projects are expected to result in economic benefits to the company and to Ontario and build impactful longer term collaborations between the researcher and the company.


  • 12:00 – 12:10 PM: OCI at a glance - Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) Program + other program offers (presented by OCI)
  • 12:10 – 12:20 PM: NSERC at a glance – Alliance Program (presented by NSERC)
  • 12:20 – 12:30 PM: OCI-NSERC Partnership Overview (presented by OCI)
  • 12:30 – 12:40 PM: Joint Proposal VIP-Alliance University Stream Overview (presented by NSERC)
  • 12:40 – 1:00 PM: Q&A



Feiran Zhou
Business Development and Commercialization Manager
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Karen Payette
Senior Program Officer | Administratrice principale de programmes 
Research Partnerships | Partenariats de recherche
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada | Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada
www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca  | www.crsng-nserc.gc.ca 


Questions? Email Andrea Hiltz  ahiltz@queensu.ca

Issues with registration? Email James Ligthart  james.ligthart@queensu.ca