How to Build a Successful Industry-Academic Partnership

Ignite Panel Discussion




May 11, 2021 | 8:30am-9am

Join us for this free 30 minute webinar to hear from past Ignite award winners Dr. Nelson Mora of Jetti Resources (industry partner) and Dr. Jeremy Wulff of the University of Victoria (academic partner).

Give yourself the best shot at $300,000 when you apply for an Ignite award.

In this session you will learn:

  • What an industry-academic partnership is

  • Why it's important

  • How to build a successful partnership

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of the former Ignite winners and give yourself the best shot at $300,000 when you apply for an Ignite award.

2019 Ignite Award

Dr. Nelson Mora

Dr. Nelson Mora
CTO, Jetti Resources

Chemical engineer and expert in heap leaching with over 15 years of experience in improving and expanding base metal extraction processes. Before joining Jetti, Nelson held leadership roles spanning technology, projects, and operations at Vale, Xstrata Copper and BHP Billiton. Nelson is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

Read about his winning Ignite project >>>

2020 Ignite Award

Jeremy Wulff

Dr. Jeremy Wulff
Professor of Organic Chemistry, UVIC

Beginning his independent research career in 2007 in BC, Dr. Wulff was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2013, and full professor in 2018. His research contributions have been recognized with a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) from 2012–2022, and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Scholar Award from 2011–2019. In 2020, he received the UVic Faculty of Science Research Excellence Award.

Read about his winning Ignite project >>>

Each year we select 6-8 research projects to receive up to $300,000. And the next round of applications for this funding is opening in June. 

What do you need to be eligible for $300,000?  

  • A natural resource or applied science research project 

  • Be market ready in three years 

  • Ability to obtain matching funds 

  • An industry-academic partnership 


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