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WIN-Brainport Eindhoven Innovation Partnerships Competition 2021

Over the period of June-December 2020, the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) has partnered with Brainport Development NV (Brainport) in Eindhoven Netherlands. An online mixer event was held on November 3, 2020 where several WIN members and affiliated start-ups participated. As a next step, WIN and Brainport are announcing the creation of joint innovation partnerships competition.  

WIN members are invited to submit applications to the WIN-Brainport Eindhoven Innovation Partnerships Program. A maximum of three (3) joint projects will be funded. 



WIN-Brainport Eindhoven Innovation Partnerships Program 


Support early stages of applied research towards the development of commercially viable technology 


  1. At least one WIN member as Principal Investigator (PI) 

  1. Partner from the Brainport ecosystem who would provide cash and/or in-kind contributions towards the project on the Netherlands side. 


$30,000 CAD for WIN PIs 

Number of Awards 

Maximum of three (3) 


One year 


See Program Guidelines   


October 15, 2021 

Results Announced 

October 29, 2021 

Submit to: 

Lisa Pokrajac, WIN Assistant Director, Research Programs 

WIN Internal Cover Sheet

Plain language Proposal Summary

A review of applications will be conducted by the joint committee consisting of executives of WIN and Brainport.  

To help with finding potential partners in the Brainport Eindhoven ecosystem, please contact: 

Oleg Stukalov, Business Development Manager, WIN

Johann Beelen, International Business Developer, Brainport Development N.V.