Ontario Centres of Innovation (OCI) - VIP/NSERC Program Information Session Invite

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Event Contact Name: 
Kelly Fettes
Event Contact E-mail: 


Dear Researchers, Faculty and Staff,

Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)., will be hosting an information session for Lakehead's Researchers, Research Office Staff, Lab Techs, Graduate Students, and anyone else involved in R&D at Lakehead, on the OCI Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP).

OCI would like to share with researchers across the province, how the VIP can facilitate and fund industry collaborations, and how the advantages of the program.

DATE: Thursday, October 14, 2021
TIME: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

OCI at a glance
OCI- Voucher for Innovation and Productivity(VIP) Program Overview
OCI-VIP/NSERC-Engage Joint College Stream Overview

Please find below a short description about the OCI-VIP/NSERC joint stream:
In partnership, NSERC Alliance / Engage grants 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 or Engage 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.

NSERC webpage updates link: : https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Innovate-Innover/VIP-BIP_eng.asp

OCI webpage updates link: https://www.oc-innovation.ca/programs/voucher-for-innov

Please find below the zoom calendar invite for this session:
When: Oct 14, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Click on the link below to register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Kelly Fettes, Administrative Office, IPED at 807-343-8010 x8871 or email kafettes@lakeheadu.ca.