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virtual Info Session/Webinar

Science teams should be interdisciplinary and inter-institutional with the goals of creating new economic value, answering significant research questions, and addressing societal challenges. Applicants should address these goals by establishing innovative research teams or new businesses. The 2024 cohort will add to our list of successful and dynamic teams created between 2020 and 2023.

Register Here For Info Session

Information Session and Team Facilitation Meeting

DPI will hold an information session on Jan 24* from 8:30 – 10.30 am.  Please register at the following link.. The meeting will include an informational presentation and include time for questions and answers. A portion of the meeting will be devoted to facilitating team formation. If you plan to attend the team facilitation portion of the meeting, please provide information on your research interests to the event registration link. Opportunities to network and form teams offline will also be made available to those who register. While we encourage participation, your involvement in this meeting will not affect the review of a subsequent proposal.

Information Session (8:30 – 10:30am) 

*The information session has been moved from Jan 19 to Jan 24.

Please be prepared to talk about your research ideas.

DPI Seed Grants Request for Proposals (PDF)


For this funding opportunity DPI is seeking proposals in the following sectors:

  •  Fintech / Insurtech
  •  Digital Health
  •  Climate Solutions
  •  Transportation / Infrastructure
  •  Food Technologies
  •  Computing and Information Technology
  •  Cannabis (medicinal, agricultural and social equity)
  •  Humanities, Arts, Media, Social Sciences, Law and Public Policy


Submission Link

Deadline: 2/16/24 by 11:59 pm