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AGE-WELL Emerging Entrepreneur Award (2019)

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Applicant Name
Complete only if a current student or postdoctoral fellow Academic status and Department
Supervisor Name
Institution/University
Complete only if not a current student or postdoctoral fellow Terminal degree received, date (month/year), department, and institution
Project Title/Company Name
Are you applying to launch a start up or support an existing company?
 
Launch
 
Support
AGE-WELL Challenge Area of best fit (max. 2)
PLAIN LANGUAGE SUMMARY
Provide a 250-word plain language summary that includes a problem statement, description of innovation and its anticipated impact(s). This summary will be provided to network stakeholders in order to facilitate a Relevancy Review to determine the potential for uptake and impact if funded. This description will also be used for future communications if the proposal is successful.

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RATIONALE AND APPROACH
Summarize the rationale for the solution(150 words max)
  • Emerging Entrepreneur funds support entrepreneurs as they look to turn or grow their solution into a business. What is the current state of this solution and to what stage do you expect to move it during the term of this award?

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What is unique or innovative about this innovation/solution? (150 words max)
  • What sets your innovation apart?

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What is the value of the solution for older adults and/or caregivers? (200 words max)
  • What problem does this project solve?
  • What is the value proposition?
  • How have older adults or caregivers been involved or integrated in your project’s development?

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Who are your customers? What is the Market Size? (100 words max)
  • To whom will the evidence/knowledge/information/product be disseminated? Provide a sense of the size/scale of the target audience/market (in Canada and beyond).

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What are the competitive advantages of your proposed solution and who are your competitors? (200 words max)
  • Please list your top 3-5 competitive advantages.
  • Please list your top 3 competitors or existing/substitute solutions (bullet points).
  • Please explain how your solution is different.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
How have you protected any intellectual property such as patents, trade secrets, copyright etc.(100 words max)

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What are your needs moving forward (e.g. IP or legal support, partnerships etc.) (100 words)

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PROJECT TEAM
What motivated you to want to be an entrepreneur? (100 words max)

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Please list all team members (you will be asked to submit curriculum vitae for each member)
NameEmailInstitution
Describe how the expertise of your team will contribute to the success of the proposed initiative. Identify additional skills needed to fill expertise gaps on your team, if any, and how you plan to address them (200 words max)

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PARTNERSHIPS
Industry and/or community partners (200 words max)

The AGE-WELL Network unites leading Canadian private and public companies, government bodies, care providers, end-users and academic partners to develop cohesive critical mass in the technology and aging sector. All AGE-WELL researchers and trainees have access to the AGE-WELL partner network. We expect that the majority of AGE-WELL funded projects will be carried out in conjunction with a community or industrial partner, for example: a technology company, a service provider, or a government department or agency.

  • Outline the partnerships involved
  • Specify how your project is aligned with partner goals, their role and contribution in the project and how you will work directly with this partner(s).
  • If your research does not currently involve working with a partner organization, identify the type of partner that would be appropriate for your project and how your project might benefit from partner engagement (e.g. Co-development of technology, knowledge mobilization, experiential learning). Where possible, AGE-WELL will attempt to link projects with appropriate AGE-WELL partners.

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Other funding obtained/applied for

 
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