Application and Review Process
In Part A applicants will provide a description of the current status of the IP, an analysis of competitive technologies available and under development and a summary of the market potential. Parts B, C and D will describe in detail the proposed technical and strategic developments. Applications are assessed by the OICR Commercialization team advised by external reviewers selected from the business and academic communities who have expertise specific to each application. Reviewers are required to sign a confidentiality agreement with OICR.
Selected applicants will be requested to make a presentation to the OICR Commercialization team for final approval.
Successful applications will describe excellent science and technological innovation combined with clear commercial objectives and strategic thinking, and will describe quantifiable milestones with clear go/no-go decision points. Funding will be released according to quarterly completion milestones developed in collaboration with the applicants.