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The BRC-KT Grant Program is designed to move discoveries and inventions along the path to commercialization—with a view to attracting new investment, creating new neuroscience-based businesses, organizations and initiatives, and ultimately to improving neurological health outcomes for Nova Scotians and Canadians. It provides funding for proof-of-principle or pre-commercialization research projects, so that researchers who have reached that critical point in their progress from scientific discovery to usable technology are able to take the next step.

BRC-KT program provides funding to projects and initiatives that:

  • apply neuroscience research results to improving the health of Nova Scotians and Canadians
  • allow researchers to conduct proof-of-principle experiments and acquire necessary information—such as toxicology or pharmacokinetic data—from contract research organizations
  • enable researchers to assess the commercial viability of an innovation and/or enhance the value of their intellectual property
  • support technology transfer to accelerate commercialization
  • foster an entrepreneurial culture in the neuroscience research community
  • promote economic development through neuroscience research

 

Watch this space for news on 2018 Grant submissions. 

For more information about submitting a proposal to the BRC-KT Grant Program, contact Eleanor Seaman-Bolton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (902) 494-4010.


BRC KT Grants award history:

2017 BRC KT grants were awarded to:
Dr. Gail Eskes - Business Case and Commercialisaiton Plan for a Cognitive Assessment and Repair Technology Start-up Company
Dr. Shaun Boe - Motor Imagery (MI) Screen: Rapid and portable assessment of imagery ability for rehabilitation
Dr. Jeremy Brown - Integrated Ablation and Imaging Electronic Harware for Guided Neurosurgery
Dr. John Frampton - Systems and Methods for High-Throughput 3D Neural Cell Culture

2016 BRC KT grants were awarded to:
Dr George Robertson - Therapeutic support of peroxisomal and mitochondrial function as a combinatorial approach to promote spinal cord repair. 
Dr Alon Friedman - customization, implementation and testing of an image analysis algoritmin in regards to UWFFA data.
Dr Shaun Boe - MiScreen: Rapid and portable assessment of imagery abiltiy for rehabilitation. 
Dr Michael Schmidt -  Neuroprotection using noble gases - deeper insight and next steps in knowledge translation. 

In 2015, BRC KT grants were awarded to Drs. David Clarke, Gail Eskes, and George Robertson. Read story.

In 2014, the BRC awarded KT grants to three research teams. Read story.

In 2013, the BRC awarded the very first round of KT grants to three researchers, pictured above with Dr. Vic Rafuse. Left to right: Dr. Ying Zhang, Dr. Sultan Darvesh, Dr. Alan Fine. Read story.


 

 

 

 

 

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