UFV’s Esposito Family Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EFCIE) might have a grant for you!
The centre launched last year to support innovation in the Fraser Valley.
“We know that students often generate great ideas in the course of their studies,” says Dr. Jon Thomas, Director of EFCIE. “We want to help them take those ideas to the next level.”
The Innovation team grants will bring faculty mentors and students together and allow them to explore great ideas more fully. An innovation team will expand on initial student work, either by developing a working prototype or by assessing the viability of a proposed solution in a more rigorous manner.
As part of this process, experts from the Esposito Family Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship EFCIE will mentor the student-faculty team in the areas of evaluating market opportunities and guiding validated solutions to society.
- A total of $10,000 is available for the General Stream (with $5,000 contributed by the Office of the Vice-President, Students).
- A total of $5,000 is available for the STEM Stream (contributed by the Faculty of Science).
Grants will be dispersed in amounts varying from approximately $1,000 to $3,000, and can be used for travel (if COVID restrictions are lifted), materials, and research support for students.
The deadline for grant applications is January 31, 2021.