uOttawa and Carleton researchers to connect with over 20 local companies to develop research partnerships

On Tuesday, March 1, 2011, NSERC Ontario will be hosting researchers from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, along with over 20 local companies in order to develop new research collaborations that could be funded for up to $25,000 through the NSERC Engage program.

This Connector event will take place at the Centurion Centre on March 1 between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. It is geared towards researchers and companies in the information technology sector looking to develop new research collaborations. Under the Engage program, the funds will be spent at the university, normally to pay for graduate students who will work on the project. Any intellectual property that is created will be owned by the company.

In addition to the Engage program, there are several other programs available from NSERC, OCE, and OTTN. OTTN members’ staff will be happy to meet with researchers and companies to help them define projects and find the most appropriate sources of funding to advance the research or technology.

To register for the event, researchers and individuals from companies can register by requesting a registration form from Sarah O’Neill at NSERC Ontario by email to Sarah.oneill@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

About Ottawa Technology Transfer Network
The Ottawa Technology Transfer Network (OTTN) is a collaboration among academic research institutions affiliated with the University of Ottawa and who's goal is to enhance the economic impact of research commercialization through the sharing of best practices, enhanced market knowledge, student engagement and proactive industrial interation. OTTN members include the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institutie (OHRI), the Childrens' Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Unviversity of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)

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