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Info Sessions & Workshops

Norman Esch Awards General Information Session
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September 27th, 2021
6:00 - 7:00 PM
September 30th, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM
September 30th, 2021
6:00 - 7:00 PM

The Norman Esch Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards provide financial assistance at three (3) stages of startup development to multiple current FEAS students per cohort. The Awards were created with the purpose of enabling new, innovative ideas for products, inventions and technologies that are relevant to the Canadian economy now and in the future.

The 3 stages are:

Stage 1: Interaction Award ($5,000)

Stage 2: Development Award ($8,000)

Stage 3: Market Readiness Award ($25,000)

The winners will not only receive financial assistance up to $38,000 but will also receive support throughout the entire lifecycle of their startup with their incubation at the Innovation Boost Zone, external link. From the origination and identification of an idea all the way up to product development, intellectual property protection, commercialization of the product and financing.

Students will receive step by step guidance in establishing their ventures.

Join us for this information session to learn more about the awards and how you can obtain funding to launch your own idea. During this information and Q&A session, prospective FEAS students will learn about the award and how to apply.

In this session we will cover:

  • Breakdown of the award at each stage
  • Overview of Application process and supports available
  • What happens once you've won?
  • Q&A CEIE staff

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Norman Esch Stage 1 Workshop
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September 29th 2021
6:00 - 7:00 PM

The Stage 1 Esch Award ($5000) supports students in the initial ideation stages. 

In this workshop, prospective Stage 1 applicants will get the opportunity to learn about the best practices and support to help them with their Stage 1 application.

In this workshop, the following will be covered:

  • Run through of application questions
  • Best practices on writing your application
  • Q&A with facilitator

The facilitator will go through criteria, questions and hold a Q&A.

If you are looking to apply to The Norman Esch Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards, it is recommended that interested applicants attend.

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