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 The focus of the Grand Challenge is on the conversion of carbon into viable, value-based products that will stimulate the creation of a carbon-based economy, converting carbon from a liability to an asset.
Awards: 
A maximum of 20 respondents will be funded with seed grants, each equal to $500.000 CAN in seed grants. The grant is intended to underwrite development of the Winner’s technology over the following 2 years. A maximum of CAD$10 million in seed grants will be awarded to up to 20 respondents. (High-class competition) 

DESCRIPTION
This Challenge catalyzes the global community of innovators and technical experts to focus on breakthrough approaches for reducing GHGs in our environment. Through the unique structure of this Challenge, the global community has the opportunity to network and collaborate together on novel solutions. The process also enables the CCEMC to support the development of multiple ideas that can progress simultaneously.

Submit your application by July 15, 2013. click here.
This Grand Challenge is a multi-stage event, spanning a 5-year period.

Round One

1Open request for Proposals (short, non-confidential submissions). How to submit »

2Selected respondents will be invited to provide more in-depth and comprehensive proposals

3Up to 20 respondents will be funded with CAD$500,000 in seed grants. CCEMC will announce the winning respondents at a CCEMC-sponsored technical event.

This first phase of Round One is open to all eligible applicants. Everyone with ideas or technologies that meet the Grand Challenge criteria and objectives is invited to participate by submitting a brief (1-3 page), non-confidential proposal.

Participation in Phase 2 is by invitation only. The highest ranked respondents will be asked to provide a more comprehensive proposal.

Phase 3 is a technical event that will be sponsored by the CCEMC. During this event, up to 20 respondents will each be awarded with CAD$500,000 in seed grants. In addition to technical talks by each of the funded groups, there will be opportunities to network with other Grand Challenge partners, industrial groups, investors, and the Judging Panel members.

Round Two

1Groups have 2 years to develop their proposed technologies. Groups submit regular progress reports and/or provide demonstrations throughout the 2 years.

2New entrants are invited to submit proposals relative to Round Two. Click to see criteria.

3Up to 5 groups will be funded with an additional CAD$3 million in development grants. CCEMC will announce the winning respondents at a CCEMC-sponsored technical event.

In Round Two, funded groups have 2 years to develop their technologies. Regular progress reports will be provided to the CCEMC.

In addition, new entrants demonstrating performance relative to Round Two criteria will be invited to also submit proposals. The Round Two call for new proposals engages participants who have developed their technology independent of the CCEMC Round One funding.

A technical event will be held at the end of the 2 year development period. CCEMC will announce up to 5 groups that will each receive CAD$3 million in development grants to reduce their technologies to practice. As with the previous event, there will be technical presentations and opportunities to interact with other participants.

Round Three

1Groups have 2 years to fully develop their proposed technologies and demonstrate a clear path towards 1 megatonne net reduction of GHG emissions. Groups submit regular progress reports and/or provide demonstrations throughout th2 years.

2Groups submit final reports, business/commercialization plans, and provide demonstrations.

3One group will be selected to receive a CAD$10 million grant to fund technology commercialization. CCEMC will announce the winner at a final CCEMC-sponsored technical event.

In Round Three, the finalist groups will have 2 years to fully develop their technologies. Regular progress reports will be provided to the CCEMC. During the final, Round Three CCEMC-sponsored event, the winning technology will be announced. The winning group will receive a CAD$10 million commercialization grant to assist in bringing the fully developed technology to market.

Eligibility

Round One, Phase 1 is open to all eligible candidates. Everyone with ideas or technologies that meet the Grand Challenge criteria and objectives is invited to participate by registering and submitting a brief (1-3 page), non-confidential proposal.

Participation in Phase 2 is by invitation only. The highest ranked respondents will be asked to provide a more in-depth and comprehensive proposal.

Phase Three is a technical event sponsored by the CCEMC. The 20 Awardees will be invited to present their technologies and network with other Grand Challenge partners, industrial groups, and the Judging Panel members.

Eligibility for Rounds Two and Three will shared with participants and posted here during the appropriate window.

How to Submit a Proposal

To participate in the CCEMC Grand Challenge, you will need to first register on this website. This Grand Challenge is being hosted on NineSights, NineSigma’s Grand Challenge platform. In order to submit a proposal, follow the Grand Challenge, and participate in the Grand Challenge community, you will be prompted to complete a NineSights profile registration.

To submit your proposal:

  1. Download the Round 1, Phase 1 submission document.
  2. Complete the Response Template off-line. Remember to save your work.
  3. Log in on this website.
  4. Submit your proposal by clicking the RESPOND NOW button and follow the instructions on the form.
    1. Enter your proposal title and a concise abstract in the text box provided
    2. Upload your completed Response Template
    3. You may also upload a maximum of 2 supplementary documents, such as white-papers or literature. We can only accept non-confidential materials.
    4. To make changes, add to, or withdraw your proposal, go to ‘Browse’ > ‘Content’

The highest ranked submissions will be selected to participate in Phase 2 in October 2013. Those Solution Providers will be invited by email, and will be provided additional instructions for submitting a comprehensive project proposal on a dedicated portal. For guidelines on this stage of project proposals click here.

Submission Requirements

Phase 1 proposals must be non-confidential in nature. When you submit your proposal, you will be required to confirm that you have not included any confidential information.

To participate in the CCEMC Grand Challenge, you will need to first register on this website.

Proposals must use the submission document that you will find when you click the RESPOND NOW button.

The criteria for Round 1, Phase 1 of the Grand Challenge are described here.

Your complete proposal must be uploaded to the Grand Challenge website by July 15, 2013.

IP Rights

You retain ownership of all Intellectual Property Rights for your submission. Your physical submission, including your proposal document and all accompanying documents and materials, become the CCEMC’s property immediately upon delivery and will not be returned to you. Please refer to the Grand Challenge Proposal Terms and Conditions and NineSights Terms of Use for complete information.

Confidentiality

NineSights is intended to be a public forum, so anything that you send or upload to NineSights will be considered to be NOT confidential or proprietary. In order to participate in Phase 1, you must confirm that your submission is non-confidential, and agree to waive any trade secret, proprietary nature or other confidentiality rights to the content of the submission. Please refer to NineSights Terms of Use for complete information.

Those that are invited to participate in Phase 2 will be asked to submit a more comprehensive proposal, which can include some confidential information. Invited participants will be provided a separate Terms of Agreement and a link to a dedicated submission portal.

Time Frame

Phase 1 is open for submission on February 21, 2013. Solution Providers can submit Phase 1 non-confidential proposals through July 15, 2013. Participants invited to participate in Phase 2 will be notified by October 1, 2013. Invited Phase 2 Solution Providers can submit their comprehensive proposals through November 28, 2013. Awardees will be announced in March 2014. Please refer to complete schedule.

Judging

The Judging Panel is comprised of global thought leaders and represents a diverse community of stakeholders and influential bodies. The role of the Judging Panel is to recommend and advise the CCEMC Board on Grand Challenge award decisions. Learn more about the Grand Challenge Judging Panel.

Grants

Up to 20 Solution Providers will be awarded seed grants of CAD$500,000 during Round One. Learn more about the CCEMC’s commitment to award up to CAD$35 million to develop promising technologies that convert GHGs into valuable products.

Governing Law

The CCEMC is an Alberta entity, so the laws of Alberta govern your participation in the Grand Challenge. This is outlined more completely in the CCEMC’s Proposal Terms and Conditions. These Proposal Terms and Conditions take precedence if there is any conflict or inconsistency between them and the NineSights Terms of Use.

Terms of Use

Please see NineSights Terms of Use regarding your participation on NineSights, the website hosting this Grand Challenge.

Proposal Terms and Conditions

Please see the CCEMC Grand Challenge Proposal Terms and Conditions regarding your participation in the CCEMC Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses.

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