The Western Innovation Fund (WIF) awards are intended to fund projects that will advance innovative research results towards application and commercialization and to provide an incentive to validate and develop commercial opportunities for the investigator’s research.
Amount: up to $100,000
Deadline: no deadline
Normally, projects are based on a technology, a concept, a process, or an artistic piece that has been disclosed to WORLDiscoveries® by way of a Report of Invention (ROI). WORLDiscoveries® personnel are available to assist with the structuring of the application or for consultation on issues related to intellectual property, marketing intelligence and commercialization strategy. Projects are expected to be of short duration (6-12 months).