Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) TalentEdge Internships

By mmuise
Description:

Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) TalentEdge Internships provides support for current college and university students and recent undergraduate or Masters graduates, to work on industry-driven research and development projects related to Next Generation Network (NGN) technologies at Ontario-based SMEs using the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) platform.


Comments on Funding:

Funding is $10,000 per four-month unit for eligible project costs, up to maximum of $60,000 (six units).
Minimum industry partner contribution is $10,000 ($5,000 cash plus $5,000 in-kind) per four-month unit.
Of the total $20,000 per unit, the intern MUST receive a minimum cash compensation of $15,000. The remainder may be used for direct project costs.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.
Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be for-profit, incorporated in Ontario or Canada, and must have a valid CRA business number;
  • be SMEs with fewer than 500 total employees,
  • be developing NGN technology-based innovation or innovative processes for competitive advantage in provincial, national and/or global markets, preferably using the CENGN platform;
  • have operations and/or R&D in Ontario related to the project;
  • have the intent and potential to apply, exploit and/or commercialize the results of the project for the economic benefit of Ontario;
  • have the necessary expertise and resources to put the project into effect within an appropriate time frame;
  • be in good financial and reporting standing with OCI.

    Interns must be:
  • undergraduate students in their final year of study or recent graduates from an undergraduate program (within three years of graduation) from an accredited college or university in Ontario,
  • current Master's and PhD students registered at an accredited Ontario university or college, and recent Master's graduates within three years of graduation,
  • eligible to work in Ontario and have employee status at the company for the duration of the internship.
Application Steps:

1. Applicants must complete the Eligibility Questionnaire when ready to apply for funding.

2. If the applicant/partner, intern and project meet the program eligibility criteria, they will be sent a link to OCI’s online application system, AccessOCI.

3. Applicants must complete the online application form and upload the required supporting documents.



Companies that do not have a research partner or intern, or wish to find out more about NGNP or otherOCI programs, should submit a generic Client Intake Form.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. the Eligibility Questionnaire when ready to apply for funding,
2. the application form,
3. the Company Profile, including valid nine-digit CRA business number, incorporation date and number of employees (globally and in Ontario),
4. the intern’s CV and official transcript.

Other Things to Note:

Program Status: Closed for Applications
Information taken from the September 2021 Guidelines.

About the author
mmuise