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Ontario Intellectual Property Advanced Curriculum Call for Proposals

On December 16, 2021, eCampusOntario released a call for proposals to develop an advanced curriculum course focused on intellectual property (IP) to support the implementation of the Government of Ontario’s Intellectual Property Action Plan. 

A Key Component of Ontario’s IP Action Plan

The Ontario government is helping innovators understand the value of protecting their ideas by increasing access to digital IP education modules.

This made-for-Ontario curriculum will enable anyone considering commercialization opportunities to sharpen their ability to generate, protect, and leverage their IP in a global context. This curriculum will include examples from key sectors, identified by the province, and will enhance IP literacy and capacity across Ontario. It will support a breadth of learners including entrepreneurs, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), researchers, and staff from innovation intermediaries such as Technology Transfer Offices, Applied Research Offices and Regional Innovation Centres.

This call for proposals seeks a multidisciplinary team of experts from within Ontario’s innovation ecosystem to work collaboratively to create a course that meets the learning objectives identified by the Ontario Expert Panel on Intellectual Property in their February 2020 report.

Key Dates

Date  Description 
December 16, 2021  Launch Call for Proposals 
December 16, 2021 – February 1, 2022    Proposal submission window 
January 6, 2022, 5:00pm ET    Last day to submit questions to ipcurriculum@ecampusontario.ca 
January 14, 2022    Questions and responses posted on eCampusOntario website   
February 1, 2022, 11:59pm EST   Deadline for application submission 
February 2022    Evaluation process   
March 2022    Successful applicant / consortium notified   

Technical Briefing

eCampusOntario will host a technical briefing for the Intellectual Property Advanced Curriculum Call for Proposals. This briefing will include an overview of the call, timelines, and the opportunity for live questions. The session will be recorded and made available for later viewing.

January 11, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET 

Download instructions on how to select the language interpreter function in Zoom for live French interpretation.

Submission Requirements

All submissions must adhere to the submission guidelines in the Call for Proposals.  

Completed proposals are to be emailed to ipcurriculum@ecampusontario.ca no later than 11:59pm EST on February 1, 2022. 

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