Informational Webinar on Natural Resources Canada’s $10 Million Oil Spill Response Challenge (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) $10 Million Oil Spill Response Challenge has launched! Help us advance innovative and rapidly deployable solutions to effectively detect oil spills and decrease response times or increase oil spill recovery rates.

The Challenge is now accepting applications for two streams; the Detection stream, aimed at improving data availability and accuracy to inform oil spill response measures, and the Recovery stream, which seeks to increase the oil recovery rate when compared against conventional technologies within diverse aquatic environments. Applicants from both streams will compete for a chance to win:

  • Up to 10 semi-finalist prizes of $300,000
  • Up to 5 finalist Prizes of $1M
  • The Grand Prize of $2M

To learn more, visit the Oil Spill Response Challenge homepage. Applications are due June 1, 2022.

You are also invited to attend an informational webinar presented by OSR Challenge leads at NRCan to hear more about the process of applying to the Challenge, instructions on submitting to the Impact Canada application portal, as well as presentations on current Canadian research in oil spill science. The webinar will take place March 23rd in English and March 24th in French.

You are also invited to join the Oil Spill Response community on NRCan’s collaboration community. This informal forum is a place to connect with other innovators, seek collaborators, and ask questions to Challenge leads. To register, request access and approval will shortly follow. The forum will be actively monitored by NRCan staff.

Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm for the latest Impact Canada Challenge from NRCan. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Happy Innovating!

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