TEXPO 2019

2019 TEXPO Graduate Student Research Competition will be co-located with DASIP Conference.

This annual competition offers graduate students across Canada’s National Design Network a unique opportunity to demonstrate their novel applications of microsystems and nanotechnologies while competing for a total of $12,500 in prize money.


Application Deadline

September 6, 2019

Notification of Acceptance

September 16, 2019

TEXPO Presentation/Judging

October 16, 2019

Award Presentation

October 16, 2019

The primary TEXPO presenter must be a graduate student at a Canadian university at the time of abstract submission. Research supervisors, faculty members and postdoctoral fellows contributing to a project are welcome to participate as secondary presenters in the competition.

Researchers who do not wish to compete for awards or who are ineligible for the competition can participate in the Research Exhibition.

TEXPO winners are strongly encouraged to use prize funds to support education or training related to micro-nanosystems R&D. Funds may be applied to the cost of attending a conference or workshop or visiting a lab or other technical facility inside or outside of Canada.

To demonstrate your micro-nano research and compete in the 2019 TEXPO Research Competition and Exhibition please complete the following application and upload your abstract for review.  Please review the Abstract Guidelines.

Polytechnique Montreal
2900, boul. Edouard-Montpetit
Campus of the University of Montréal

2500, chemin de Polytechnique
Montréal (Québec)
H3T 1J4

Travel costs? We can help!

To help defray the costs of distance travel to the TEXPO Research Competition, CMC Microsystems offers travel subsidies for TEXPO primary presenters. Some restrictions apply; please see below for details.


  • You must be a full-time, CMC Microsystems-registered graduate student of a Canadian university. Registering for a CMC account is free; if you do not already have an account, please Get an Account
  • Your supervisor must hold a valid Subscription with CMC. Subscribe now.
  • You must be the primary presenter for a project that is accepted into the TEXPO Research Competition.

NOTE: Secondary presenters and other students who are exhibiting and/or competing in TEXPO are not eligible for travel subsidies.


Subsidies will be available to the primary presenter in the TEXPO Research Competition based on distance from the conference venue as follows:

  • Primary presenters traveling between 50-250 km each way are eligible for subsidy up to $700.
  • Primary presenters traveling over 250 km each way are eligible for subsidy up to $1000.
  • CMC will not provide a subsidy for travel within 50 km (each way) of the conference venue


Eligible primary presenters taking part in TEXPO will be compensated by CMC for all reasonable and approved expenses associated with travel, accommodations and meals, up to the values noted above. For an overview of approved expenses and related guidelines, please see review CMC’s Travel Procedures.


  • For primary presenters who drive their personal automobile to the conference venue, CMC will compensate for travel that exceeds 50 km each way, at 55 cents/km to a maximum of 1000 kms.
  • The TEXPO subsidy applies to individual travel only and cannot be transferred or combined with another subsidy.
  • If a private automobile is used out of personal preference, reimbursement will be limited to the cost of the most economical alternative mode of travel.

NOTE: Registration fees TEXPO will not be covered by CMC Microsystems. Each competitor is expected to pay the registration fee in full.


  • Travel subsidies will be paid after TEXPO, which concludes Oct. 16, 2019.
  • All claims must be submitted to CMC Microsystems within 60 calendar days of the end of the TEXPO.

All documentation and original receipts should be submitted to:

Danielle Leroux
CMC Microsystems
945 Princess Street, Suite 103
Innovation Park at Queen’s University
Kingston, ON K7L 0E9

For questions regarding travel subsidies, please contact Danielle Leroux at 613.530.4654.

Will be available once all participants have been confirmed.


Sarah Neville, TEXPO Research Competition Coordinator

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