The objectives of the IC-IMPACTS Innovation Demonstration Initiative (IDI) are to:
IC-IMPACTS is seeking project proposals in three categories of projects in the deployment-ready stage of development related to IC-IMPACTS themes on safe and sustainable infrastructure, integrated water management and public health and disease prevention:
All projects must be based on excellence in research and have the following additional elements:
Projects may be of a duration of up to, but not exceeding, 24 months and may include some research for technology refinement on the basis of outcomes from technology deployment.
As the focus of this call is deployment of technologies rather than research development, most proponents submitting a demonstration project proposal are expected to submit budget requests under $25,000. Budgets are expected to consist primarily of costs related to final-stage technology refinement and adoption, and travel for deployment and testing activities. In some circumstances, where proponents of a demonstration and deployment project can clearly substantiate requiring a budget allocation higher than $25,000, this can be considered to a maximum of $45,000, Note that this level of funding will be awarded only in well justified cases and is not expected to be the norm.
Student engagement particularly in the deployment activities of the technology within the community context are required and all budgets are expected to have a substantive amount committed to this purpose. Where a demonstration project provides an opportunity to increase student participation in the execution of the deployment within community contexts, the proponents can include a request for additional student support of up to $10,000.
Industrial or other partner involvement and contribution is a requirement for all project submissions.
Project Applications may be received at any time and must be submitted using the application portal on this page. Documentation must include the following items:
For any questions regarding this funding opportunity, please contact:
Mr. Paul Zuurbier
Interim Director of Operations
IC-IMPACTS Centres of Excellence