Seed Fund Application
Supporting the most promising Seed Fund teams to advance their research and innovation development towards commercial opportunities
Opportunity status:
Seed Fund
Open until
Open until funds are fully allocated
Expected to open May 2024

Previous Seed Fund grant recipients are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in commercialization funding after completing the Lab2Market Oceans Validate program.


  • Extension grants are available for research teams at Dalhousie University and Memorial University who have received previous Seed funding.
  • Teams must first complete one of the following programs before applying for this extension grant: Lab2Market Oceans, Lab2Market Validate, or Lab au Marché Validation.  The Lab2Market (L2M) Oceans programs:
  • Trains students/postdocs and principal investigators on entrepreneurial thinking and methodologies and focuses the next steps of research and innovation development based on in-depth market research and customer discovery.
  • Provides a competitive stipend for the participating researcher (Masters, Doctorate, Postdoc).
  • Applications for extension grants will be considered and assessed on the following criteria:

  • Opportunity for the extension grant to advance the research to the next fundable stage of development (25%).
  • Consideration of commercialization opportunity and strategy (25%).
  • Insights leveraged from L2M to focus and advance research (25%).
  • Robustness of EDIA strategy (25%).


  • Apply for one of the three Lab2Market programs:
  • Applications for Seed Fund extension grants will be considered on a rolling basis until funding is allocated. Future funding is not guaranteed.

How to apply


Have questions or need more information? Contact Dr. Morteza Jeyhani, our manager of innovation and commercialization.