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The 2023 Technology Access Centres grants competition is now open

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June 27, 2023

The College and Community Innovation (CCI) program is pleased to announce that the 2023 Technology Access Centres (TAC) grants competition is now open. Managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council  and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, TAC grants provide funding for the core operations of TACs which are specialized centres of expertise intended to provide timely innovation support to a college’s community organizations from the private, public, health care or not-for-profit sectors.

TACs provide capabilities that serve their community organizations’ applied research and innovation needs. These capabilities may include advice on specific organizational challenges, applied research and/or development projects, or specialized services and training. These centres address innovation challenges by enabling the community organizations to take advantage of the college’s expertise, technology and equipment, leading to beneficial business, social and/or health outcomes for Canada.

Letters of Intent (LOI) must be submitted via the Convergence Portal by September 6, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Eastern Time). Please read the TAC grants description and LOI instructions for more information.

Information webinars

The TAC grants information webinars will be held on the dates and at the times listed below. Sessions will be available in English and French.

English session
Tuesday, July 4, 2023, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm (ET)

French session
Wednesday, July 5, 2023, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (ET)

If you have any questions, please email

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