Invitation: Information Session
Securing industry support in a time when granting programs increasingly require it
Date: June 17, 2013
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Raymond Building, Room R2-046
Join us on June 17th for an information session addressing the topic of securing industry support in a time when granting programs increasingly require it.
Thinking of applying to a granting program that requires industry or not-for-profit support? Think your grant application would be strengthened with an industry partner? As a greater number of granting programs require support from industrial partners and not-for-profit entities (NFPs) researchers may find themselves struggling to secure a supporting organization and qualify their applications in time for many of the granting competitions. Securing a letter of support, in-kind contributions, and/or funding from industry or NFPs is not a trivial task. It requires strategy, networking, time, and luck.
This information session will feature presentations from 3 individuals in McGill's Office of the VP Research. They are people who are on the front lines with global industries and NFPs every single day. Dr. Nathan Currier is the Associate Director of Research Contracts and Agreements, Dr. Michèle Beaulieu is the Associate Director of Commercialization, and Mr. Jean-François Nadeau is the Senior Director of Corporate Relations. All will share their tips, strategies, and resources on getting an industry or NFP partner on board for your grant applications. Don't wait until the last minute. RSVP to nathan [dot] currier [at] mcgill [dot] ca now!
Nathan Currier – Introduction to session (5 minutes)
Nathan Currier – Tips and strategies to secure industry support, and contractual needs once support is committed (15 minutes).
Jean-François Nadeau – How to build and cultivate your relationship with industry (15 minutes).
Michèle Beaulieu – How industry is different from academia (academic research) and why that’s ok (15 minutes).
Question Period (15 minutes)