Type of Program:
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:
2021 deadlines to be announced
Eligible applicants under the Start-Up stream include entrepreneurs and researchers.
Entrepreneurs will normally have:
Researchers will normally have:
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.
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.
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.
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.
engage with the Cobourg Police Service in a customer demonstration project, supported by Northumberland CFDC and the accelerator team.
Applicants must submit the following documentation:
- 1a summary which will be able to be made public (350 word limit).
- 2a R&D project narrative (to include the proposed approach, tools, etc) (3 page limit, including 1 page budget overview - including potential leveraged funding).
- 3a biographical sketch of PI(s) (attach CV).
- 4description 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.