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SMART Innovation Centre

Explorer Grant

Project Report

[Project Title]


[Reporting Period]

[Student Team Leader]

[email address]

[Department or Institution]


Submitted to SMART Innovation Centre

[Date]


Executive Summary


[Brief synopsis that we can publish for the website or in conference materials - opportunity, technical overview, and any new milestones achieved. About 200 words.]

Background

Prior Art


[Summary of prior relevant work in the literature and from your Institution.]

Opportunity


[Size and description of target market, description of technical requirements to address market, suggested business model that would allow entry into the market.]

Competitive Landscape


[Evaluation of competitive technologies or products.]

Project Description


[Concise description of the research plan and benchmarks. Identification of project performance metrics.]

Progress to Date

Technical


[Research progress made: nature of innovation and relevance to market opportunity. Compare progress relative to milestones in proposal and note where project has taken a different direction.]

Commercialization


[Commercialization progress: serious contacts (companies, investors), partnerships, new team members, start-ups (begun or planned). Explanation of proposed business model. Description of how Catalyst program helped.]

Budget/Expenditures


[Attach a financial spreadsheet showing the approved budget and expenditures todate. Indicate any unusual expenses not originally contemplated in the approved budget.]

Collaborations and Funding


[Who is involved (students, post docs, external collaborators, etc.) and co-sponsorship (if any).]

Intellectual Property


[Description of IP status: invention disclosures submitted to SMART IP Coordinator, provisional patents, patent applications, copyrightable materials, and software. Indicate prior IP, new and planned.]

Publications


[List of publications, including those in preparation and submitted. Any theses completed or expected.]

Next Steps


[Future needs (financial, collaborations, etc.) and anticipated barriers for commercialization.]

Conclusion


[Three major technical conclusions arising from project todate.]


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