TEXPO 2019

October 16, 2019

TEXPO 2019 Attendants at Innovation 360
white TEXPO logo on transparent background

October 16, Montreal

Applications are now closed

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 to industry and academic representatives 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

Important Information for TEXPO Participants.

  • Location:  TEXPO is co-located with DASIP at:
    • Pavillons Lassonde
      Polytechnique Montreal
      2500, chemin de Polytechnique
      Montréal, Qc, Canada, H3T 1J4
  • Set-Up/Tear Down Schedule:
    • Set-Up:  Wednesday, October 16th 9:30am  – 12:00 pm
    • Tear-Down:  Wednesday, October 16th – anytime after 5:00 p.m.
  • Judging of your Demo:
    • Please review the judging criteria carefully. Information on the awards may be found above.  Each award page includes the judging criteria.
       Judging will take place from 12:30 p.m.- 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 16th. During this period, there will be two sets of judges moving throughout the TEXPO area. You can identify the judges and their guides by their red clipboards–please be courteous and do not interrupt any judges when they are reviewing other demos.
       You will have a total of 15 minutes to present your project to the judges. This includes 10 minutes to present your project, followed by a 5 minute question and answer period with the judges. On occasion,  judges may ask questions during your presentation. All participants should be flexible in their presentation style and  accommodating of any requests from the judges. Please remember: it doesn’t matter how your time is used, the judges will only spend a total of 15 minutes with you. There are typically three judges for each competition (ideally two from industry and one from academia). Each team of judges will be accompanied by a guide (a CMC employee) who will keep the
      judges on schedule, introduce them to each competition participant, etc. The guides will let you know when you are next.
  • Presentation of Awards:
    • Winners will be announced during the Awards Reception immediately following TEXPO.
  • Registration:
    • While you are accepted into TEXPO, this does not automatically register you.  Please confirm by email to neville@cmc.ca what option you would like to be registered for:
    • TEXPO Only (Student Rate:  $50.00)
    • TEXPO + Synopsys Designer Workshop (Student Rate:  $100.00)
    • TEXPO + DASIP / ASIP Designer Workshop (Student Rate: $150.00)

​Pavillons Lassonde
Polytechnique Montreal
2500, chemin de Polytechnique
Montréal, Qc, Canada, H3T 1J4​


Polytechnique Montréal is served by the Université de Montréal métro station on the blue line. Downtown hotels near an orange line métro station will require a transit of approximately 40 minutes. Bus service from downtown can be faster with a transit of approximately 30 minutes.

Hotel Terrasse Royale is located a 16 minute walk away from Polytechnique. At the time of registration, clearly state that you are attending DASIP 2019 in order to benefit from a corporate discount price :

Travel costs?  We can help!

To help defray the costs of distance travel to TEXPO Research Competition and Exposition, CMC offers a travel subsidy for primary presenters ONLY. The following restrictions apply:


  • You must be a full-time, graduate student of a Canadian University and have an Account with CMC.  If you do not already have a 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 subsidies.


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

  • Primary presenters traveling between 50-250 km each way are eligible for subsidy up to $700.00
  • Primary presenters traveling over 250 km each way are eligible for subsidy up to $1000.00
  • CMC will not provide a subsidy for travel within 50 km each way.


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 “CMC Travel procedures” 


  • For primary presenters who drive their personal vehicles, where it is deemed most economical, CMC will compensate for travel that exceeds 50 km each way, at 55 cents/km to a maximum of 500 kms each way.
  • The TEXPO subsidy applies to individual travel only and cannot be transferred or combined with another subsidy.

 NOTE:  Registration fees for TEXPO are not considered an eligible expense. Each participant is expected to pay the registration fee in full.


  • Travel subsidies will be paid following TEXPO, which concludes October 16, 2019.
  • All claims must be submitted to CMC Microsystems within 60 working days from end of TEXPO.

All documentation and original receipts should be submitted to:

Danielle Leroux
CMC Microsystems
945 Princess Street, Suite 103
Kingston, ON
K7L 0E9

For questions regarding travel subsidies, please contact Danielle Leroux at 613.530.4654 or leroux@cmc.ca

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.


Sarah Neville, TEXPO Research Competition Coordinator

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