Resources for researchers

NMIN Strategic Initiatives Funding

Open, ongoing call for applications

NMIN’s Strategic Initiatives (SI) program supports rapid responses to just-in-time research, commercialization or knowledge mobilization opportunities.

Budgets may be requested to a maximum of $50,000. Projects must be achievable within a one-year timeframe and be aligned with NMIN’s mission and vision.

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Intellectual Property (IP) Management tools

These three interactive tools take you step-by-step through the processes of: deciding if you are in a position to pursue a patent for your IP; determining if you have Freedom to Operate (FTO); and filing a patentthree fundamental components of IP management.

NMIN’s three interactive tools take you step-by-step through the processes of: deciding if you are in a position to pursue a patent for your IP; determining if you have Freedom to Operate (FTO); and filing a patentthree fundamental components of IP management.


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Should I get
a patent?

A step-by-step guide

Do I have
freedom to operate?

A step-by-step guide

what’s involved?

A step-by-step guide

These tools were developed in collaboration with Wendy Lamson, Partner & Patent Agent, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall.

Take a video tour of the tools with Wendy.

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