Research Funding

An important function of MIES is the promotion and coordination of joint proposals to funding organizations. In the same context, identifying and negotiating partnerships for energy related research with industry, universities and government is an important part of its mandate.

In 2006, MIES joined forces with the Green Energy Research Institute (GERI) of the University of Waterloo to submit an integrated and complementary R&D proposal for Sustainable Energy Systems Laboratories to the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CRI). The objective is to expand the existing infrastructure and build new facilities to address many of the key problems that must be overcome to realize the full potential of sustainable energies. A related joint submission was made to the Ontario Research Fund – Research Infrastructure to provide matching funds for the CFI contribution.