Are you an innovator? Regardless if you are working from your home, an academic in a university lab or a scientist in a small or a major corporation, the Department of National Defence (DND) Innovation for Defence, Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program is looking for your solutions to help resolve defence and security challenges.
On April 9th, 2018, the Government of Canada launched the IDEaS Program. Through IDEaS, DND will invest $1.6 billion into the external innovation community over the next 20 years, accessing innovation from the most creative minds external to DND. The program will include competitions, contests, networks and mechanisms to engage with DND and show and test proposed solutions. As the program moves forward, new challenges and opportunities for working with DND will be announced.
The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) is pleased to host IDEaS program representatives in Edmonton for two sessions intended to bring awareness of the program to individuals, companies of all sizes, and academia. Learn more about the IDEaS, understand how to access program funds, and find out which of the many program elements might interest you the most. They will also get the chance to ask specific questions to program management, hear about new and upcoming IDEaS challenges, and ask questions about the various application processes.
Please indicate your intention to attend one of the available sessions by registering below. For questions, contact Kris Ruiter at Kris.Ruiter@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca or 780-901-9140.
Session # 1: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Room 8-207 at the Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering, University of Alberta, (9211 116 St NW, Edmonton) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/info-session-1-department-of-national-defence-ideas-funding-program-tickets-49617151235
Session # 2: Thursday, September 6, 2018 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Alberta Innovates (250 Karl Clark Road, Edmonton) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/info-session-2-department-of-national-defence-ideas-funding-program-tickets-49604449243