NSERC Reps Meeting Monday Nov 23, 2009. Outline. Regional Office Background What’s New at NSERC: Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation: - Interact and Engage Grants - New RPP Directorate for Regional Offices - Reorientation of the Regional Opportunities Fund - i2i Booster.
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NSERC Reps Meeting
Monday Nov 23, 2009
Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation:
- Interact and Engage Grants
- New RPP Directorate for Regional Offices
- Reorientation of the Regional Opportunities Fund
- i2i Booster
Canada’s Funding-Granting Agencies for Academic Research
Natural Sciences & Engineering
Social Sciences & Humanities
Tibor Turi, P.Eng.
Communications & Promotion
John Jackson, P.Eng.
Research & Innovation Development
To connect and apply the strength of the academic research system to addressing the opportunities and challenges of building prosperity for Canada.
Dr. Suzanne Fortier - President, NSERC
The NSERC Vision
Translate knowledge into
wealth, wellness and well-being
Providing a sustainable competitive advantage throughan integrated approach to Science & Technology…
Build on research strengths; Generate new ideas
Attract, retain & grow a leading base of knowledge workers
Regional Offices – What they do
Division of RO-HQ Responsibilities
RPP & IS
Determine Program Criteria
& Manage Program Budgets
Analysis of regional
Follow-up on referrals
(e.g. ACOA; IRAP)
Manage Peer Review & Project
Ensure conditions Met
(e.g. IP Agreement)
& Company Outreach
Focus of Activities: Enhancing Research, Training and Innovation
Partnerships Between Post Secondary Institutions and Business
What’s New at NSERC?
What’s changing as a result of SPI?
Enhance the regional presence of NSERC
Enhance regional participation in NSERC programs
Enhance regional promotion of science and engineering research
NSERC Regional Offices are being integrated into the
Research Partnerships Directorate
Effective October 1, 2009
New Priorities for Regional Offices
New challenge: Outreach with industry and forging links between industry and academia