How can we economically re-use glass?


Expression of Intent Due October 15, 2021

Student glass challenge: how to apply

Research Nova Scotia, Scotia Recycling, and Divert NS are seeking innovative ideas for glass reuse and recycling in Nova Scotia. Challenge participants are encouraged to engage with potential end users or industry partners to identify realistic, feasible, and beneficial uses for recycled glass.

Challenge participation is open to individual students, student teams, and classes in mechanical and chemical engineering, design and materials, sustainability, and other relevant subject areas in postsecondary institutions across Nova Scotia. Undergraduate and graduate students from universities and colleges across Nova Scotia are invited to participate.

Download challenge information package.

STEP 1: Confirm Eligibility

Consider whether you are eligible for this opportunity. The team lead must be a full-time student (undergraduate or graduate) at a university in Nova Scotia or at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). All other team members must be, at minimum, a part-time student. Teams must also identify a faculty advisor from their institution to supervise their team throughout the duration of the challenge.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the Program Officer for confirmation before beginning your application.

STEP 2: Review Requirements for Expression of Interest (EOI) 

Please review carefully the requirements for the EOI, outlined in the challenge information package.

Download challenge information package.

STEP 3: Register for a jura account

All EOIs will be submitted via Research Nova Scotia’s online portal, Jura

The main contact person for the submission is considered the Team Leader. In order to access the application, this individual must create an account in Jura by clicking the ‘Register’ button found here.

Step 4: Submit EOI

To complete submission of the EOI, log in to Jura to access the application under the ‘Student Challenge – Glass’ header. Information will be either entered directly to the form or uploaded as PDF documents. 

Information entered in Jura is NOT automatically saved. Click the blue ‘Save Draft’ button frequently to ensure that you do not lose any information. 

Technical issues related to application submission via Jura can be directed to:
RNS Jura Helpdesk
helpdesk@researchns.ca

Jura Helpdesk hours are 8am-4pm ADT Monday to Friday. Responses will be provided as soon as possible but please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

Expression of Interest submissions are due on October 18, 2021 at 4:00PM (AST) updated.

Step 5: Review of EOI and Invitations to Submit Full Proposals

The review panel will review EOIs for eligibility and scientific merit through a screening process conducted by a committee of expert reviewers and industry representatives including Scotia Recycling and Divert NS,to establish that the teams meet eligibility requirements, have a faculty advisor, and can reasonably undertake the work they propose. Research Nova Scotia may suggest additions to teams to strengthen their idea or propose combining teams where appropriate.

Project proposals will receive initial feedback and suggestions from the review panel, providing guidance on strengthening their work should they decide to participate in the challenge.

Any committee feedback and invitations to submit your full proposal will be sent on November 15, 2021.

step 6: Submit your Full Proposal

All proposals will be submitted via Research Nova Scotia’s online portal, Jura. To submit the proposal, the Team Leader must log into the Jura account created to submit the EOI for this challenge.

Once logged in, the Team Leader will be able to view the application form for this opportunity under the ‘In Progress Applications’ section on their Jura homepage. 

Information entered in Jura is NOT automatically saved. Click the blue ‘Save Draft’ button frequently to ensure that you do not lose any information. 

Technical issues related to application submission via Jura can be directed to:
RNS Jura Helpdesk
helpdesk@researchns.ca

Jura Helpdesk hours are 8am-4pm ADT Monday to Friday. Responses will be provided as soon as possible but please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

Final application submissions are due on December 17, 2021 at 4:00 PM (EDT).

 

Step 7: Finalist Selection, Presentations & Recipients Announced

Five finalists will be invited to present their ideas to a panel of industry/end-user and expert reviewers.

Challenge winners will be selected based on the most innovative, useful, and well-designed idea. Other considerations include creativity, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact.

The challenge submission review will be completed by January 21, 2022.

Finalist presentations will take place on January 31, 2022 (TBC).

Award recipients will be announced on February 11, 2022.