With funding from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science, SOWC is now able to offer subsidies to a limited number of Ontario companies undertaking a technology development project for a technology related to biosolids reduction, resource recovery or energy generation.

Stream 1: Up to 2 Ontario companies may receive subsidized use of a test bay in the SOWC London or Guelph wastewater pilot facilities for up to 6 months (until June 30th, 2017). Successful companies must be able to occupy the test bay no later than January 30, 2017.  Interested companies must submit an Expression of Interest by December 6, 2016.

Stream 2: SOWC’s Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) program is funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. Up to 2 Ontario companies that are undertaking an AWT-funded project may receive support of up to $20,000 for costs that would not be eligible expenses under AWT (direct expenses for the company) but that are required to set up or initiate the AWT project.  For example, the cost to build or ship a pilot unit to the site of the AWT project.  Up to 2 companies will be chosen based on eligibility for AWT, and fit with the focus area, with input from an SOWC advisory committee. Interested companies must submit an Expression of Interest along with an AWT Intake form by December 15, 2016. If you have already submitted an AWT Intake form, you may simply submit the EOI and reference that Intake form.

Any Ontario company with a relevant technology in this focus area (biosolids reduction or the production of energy from wastewater) is eligible.

All funding awarded in Stream 1 and Stream 2 must be expended by June 30, 2017.  Decisions are discretionary and subject to change.

The AWT Program eligibility criteria and requirements will apply; please refer to the AWT Program Guidelines and the Addendum for large projects (if applicable).

Deadlines for Applications for AWT

AWT is a three-year program ending on December 31, 2018. For applicants seeking projects of 2 years duration, the deadline for a complete submission is now passed.  For projects up to 18 months duration, an Intake Form must be submitted by March 1, 2017.  For applicants seeking projects up to 12 months duration, an Intake Form must be submitted by September 1, 2017.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact:

Rahim Kanji
Manager, Industry Partnerships

Please direct all other questions and inquiries about the AWT Program to:

Harriet Bigas
Manager, Research Partnerships
519-888-4567 x31799