February 2, 2018

BC-based consortia are encouraged to apply and receive up to $90,000 in funding through BCIC's new Innovation Commercialization Pilot! This program will support regional innovation projects that help BC companies or organizations increase efficiencies, become more competitive and create jobs.

Applications are due by February 2, 2018. 

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NRCan Clean Growth Program


Letters of Interest accepted till
February 28, 2018

- $155 million total
- R&D projects expected to range from $300k - $2,000,000 (max $5,000,000), up to 75% total project costs (i.e. 25% cost share/in-kind)

- Eligible recipients include legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada
- Provincial/territorial co-funding required, but “there is no minimum amount of funding or leverage required with regards to P/T support.”
- “The Program may allocate up to $9,000,000 of operational funding for the in-kind contributions of federal research centres to STAC projects”
- Letters of Interest accepted by February 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m. EST.

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February 26, 2018

        经与有关合作方政府磋商议定,2017 年第二批项目将支持我国与19 个国家开展政府间科技合作,项目数约为252~281 项左右,原则上每个项目实施周期为2~3 年。具体要求如下。
        拟支持项目数:不超过6 个项目
        拟支持经费:550 万元人民币左右




February 28, 2018

BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) and the Foresight Advanced Resource Clean Technology Innovation Centre (ARCTIC) are putting forth a Challenge focused on improving the economics of B.C.’s Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Supply Chain. Nutrient recovery technologies (NRTs) produce a concentrated nutrient product that may more easily/cost-effectively be transported off-site and/or potentially transformed into a higher value product (e.g., organic fertilizer).

This Challenge seeks solutions to convert nutrients from anaerobic digestate into more concentrated and/or higher value products. This conversion will enhance the economics of current and potential future anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities operating in the Province of BC, and potentially create exportable solutions that could impact the economic viability of AD technology globally. This challenge is focused on improving the economics of AD facilities by converting digestate into more concentrated and/or higher value product(s).

Funding Opportunity: Up to $300,000 (Canadian) for the current Sprint Phase outlined in this Call for Proposals.

Response Due Date: February 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST

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Ignite Awards by BC Innovation Council


Letters of Interest accepted till
July 23, 2018

To accelerate the commercialization of new technologies and innovations in the natural resources and applied sciences in British Columbia, BCIC Ignite provides awards of up to $300,000 for industry-driven academic research projects that address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry and provide significant benefits to British Columbia. The program aims to catalyze strategic academic-industry partnerships that have the capacity to commercialize the most promising innovations within a 3-year timeframe.

To be eligible, applicants must be a BC-based consortium comprised of two or more companies, organizations and academic researchers. At a minimum, the consortium must contain one academic member and one industry partner. A consortium must have the right academic, managerial, financial, and technological expertise to successfully bring their innovations from the research and development phase to market. A key criterion in the assessment of the project is that applicants have the right ‘Go-to-Market Consortium’. Ideally this includes representatives of the project’s full value chain from researchers, to suppliers, to end users.

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The Going Global Innovation (GGI) program is specifically designed to promote and enhance Canada's international innovation efforts. The program supports researchers who aim to commercialize technology by pursuing collaborative international research and development (R&D) opportunities through partnerships with key players in foreign markets.

Who are the beneficiaries?
Eligible beneficiaries are Canadian innovators from small or medium size enterprises, universities and nongovernment research centres.

How does the funding work?
GGI provides assistance by contributing up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $75,000 for any approved project. Eligible expenses may include: international and local travel, accommodation, meals, meeting costs, legal fees to support formalized partnerships, and other costs related to international collaboration. Going Global Innovation supports project driven technology commercialization efforts and is not event driven. Only in very exceptional circumstances will GGI support conference fees. It must be clearly demonstrated to the Department that the meeting with a pre-confirmed foreign entity could not be held anywhere else in the world or at any other time.

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Full scholarship for joint Phd supervision by Southern University of Science and Technology, China


UBC Faculty of Applied Science and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) partnered to facilitate students who are interested in pursuing a PhD program of study at UBC. Students in this program are co-supervised by UBC and SUSTech professors and spend around 2 years at each university. Completing this program will entitle the students with regular UBC PhD degree and a SUSTech completion certificate. A scholarship has been established to support successful candidates by providing $25,000 per year for 4 years of study.

Professors can nominate potential candidates to the coordinator of either university. The program can help to identify co-supervisor(s) and guide qualified candidates to apply.


Siduo Zhang, Coordinator, UBC

Bao Zhu, Coordinator, SUSTech 

Accelerate Program by Mitacs

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Funding to support graduate students or postdocs to research in a Canadian organization. Internships start at four months and can scale up. Projects receive $15,000 in funding for each four-month.


  • Students: Full-time grad students at all Canadian universities
  • Postdocs: Postdoctoral fellows at all Canadian universities (except those who have previously held a Mitacs Elevate award). PhDs must have been granted no more than five years prior to the project’s start date
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students
  • All academic disciplines
  • Faculty at all Canadian universities who are eligible to hold Tri-Council funds
  • Businesses and not-for-profit organizations

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Global Research Initiative in Sustainable Low Carbon Unconventional Resources

University of Calgary

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