Maurice
Posted: February 27, 2021

Amount:

$5,000

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

The V13 Policetech Accelerator Start-Up stream will generate high-value collaborations with leading researchers and entrepreneurs at the early stage of development: from concept/ideation to applied R&D to beta prototype stage. Our intent is to discover bold new ideas at the transformative frontier of smart policing and community safety innovation, and help advance those concepts on their pathway to commercialization.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $5,000 in non-repayable cash contribution to a collaborative project or customer demonstration.


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

2021 deadlines to be announced

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants under the Start-Up stream include entrepreneurs and researchers.

Entrepreneurs will normally have:

  • a concept for a novel, innovative and technology-driven solutions (dependant on call) to an unsolved problem in policing that can be successfully commercialized. Specific types of solutions will be defined by the current Call for applications.
  •  a solution at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 1-6.
  • investigated and demonstrated eligibility and suitability for third-party programs providing matching funding, for example: OCE, NRC-IRAP, NSERC-Alliance, NSERC-Engage, etc.

Researchers will normally have:

  • formal affiliation with a post-secondary institution (graduate/post-graduate and/or faculty).
  • a research project that is eligible for incremental non-repayable/non-dilutive funding under a relevant government program that can leverage our contribution of $5,000 (plus additional in-kind contributions) from the V13 Policetech Accelerator.
  • investigated and demonstrated eligibility and suitability for third-party programs providing matching funding, for example: OCE, NSERC, SSHRC, MITACS, etc.
  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 1-6.

Applications Steps:

1

submit an Expression of Interest using the online form. V13 might request additional materials, documentation and substantiation in review and evaluation of the applicant's full application.

2

participate to a competition or other gamification process such as Pitch to the Chief (and his panel of experts/senior staff) in the Innovation Commons at Venture13, if on the shortlist.

3

engage in the full accelerator program (usually the winner of the competition and any additional selected Finalists), if invited. The Winner (and any additional selected Finalists) of the competition will secure a Letter of Support for a $5,000 industry cash contribution* (plus additional in-kind contributions) to back their application for incremental funding to NSERC, SSHRC, NRC, OCE, FDO or similar non-dilutive/non-repayable government funding.

4

notify V13 if their application for incremental funding (leveraging our industry cash contribution) is successful and V13 will invite them to sign an Inter-Institutional Agreement in support of a collaboration or demonstration project.

5

engage with the Cobourg Police Service in a customer demonstration project, supported by Northumberland CFDC and the accelerator team.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit the following documentation:

  1. 1
    a summary which will be able to be made public (350 word limit).
  2. 2
    a R&D project narrative (to include the proposed approach, tools, etc) (3 page limit, including 1 page budget overview - including potential leveraged funding).
  3. 3
    a biographical sketch of PI(s) (attach CV).
  4. 4
    description of in-kind support requested/needed (500 word limit).

Other Things to Note:

From time to time, the V13 Policetech Accelerator will issue a call outlining specific problems for which we are seeking innovation-driven solutions.

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.

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