The MSFHR Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program provides funding support for translational researchers in the health and health services sectors — to advance their discoveries or inventions towards commercialization resulting in products or technologies that improve health outcomes, and enrich the health innovation ecosystem of BC.

Key dates:

  • Competition launch: February 7, 2017
  • Webinars
  • Letter of intent deadline: March 9, 2017
  • Full application deadline: April 21, 2017
  • Anticipated start of funding: September 1, 2017

The I2C Program is one of six new MSFHR programs developed to meet the specific funding needs of the BC health research community. It allows researchers to protect time to focus on advancing discoveries towards commercialization, providing the opportunity to conduct feasibility research and commercialization activities in order to determine and improve the commercial viability of their intellectual property. It achieves this by providing funding support to a portion of the award recipients' salaries and/or research personnel directly associated with the award recipient’s proposed research, and for activities directly related to implementation of a commercialization plan.

Program details

  • Annual intake.
  • Award term of up to four years.
    • Phase I: $150,000/annum for two years.
    • Phase II: An additional two years upon successful renewal with a funding partner; MSFHR will match 1:1 up to $75,000/annum for a total of $150,000/annum.
  • Eligible to researchers who hold an appointment at an eligible BC university, health authority or research institute and conduct research with a clear link to human health.
  • Focus of translational research must be at or past active research and development for proof-of-principle, but not past the level of a successfully-demonstrated product or technology.

Read the competition guidelines

Read the competition instructions


Application resources (PDF)

ApplyNet tutorials (PDF)

Sample PDFs


Webinars

The webinars are now finished. To access the presentation, you can download the PDF or watch the video below.