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E-Business Voucher Program

Entering the World of E-Commerce
Welcome to the home of the Voucher for E-Business and Technology Adoption program at Confederation College.  In partnership with Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), the College is inviting local enterprises to create new E-Business opportunities with our professors and students.  Successful candidates will work alongside a team of students and professors to generate a piece of functional prototype software or a strategy document outlining ways to start selling regional products and services to the world over the Internet.
 

“The E-Voucher Program provided a chance to explore and envision the potential Pike Lake Forge could have online.”

- Carol Kajorinne, Pike Lake Forge

Client Benefits

  • fresh perspective, new skills and ideas
  • access to motivated and skilled young talent
  • affordable, short term, skilled labour

Students Benefits

  • hands-on experience developing project plans and solutions
  • guidance from academic and industry experts to solve real-world e-business problems
  • in-course client engagement


Terms of Reference

Requirements

The successful applicants will offer weekly 3-hour meetings at Confederation College with the students over 13 weeks, which we will value as a $2,500-dollar in-kind contribution of your time to the project.  These consultations will help to clarify the roadmap to success for an online application that is dedicated to increasing sales and exposure of existing and future products and services.

Deliverables

Dependent on individual company needs, the client companies will each receive a piece of functional prototype software or a user experience design strategy document including the end-user research, interactive planning, graphical and technical requirements for bringing an e-business strategy to market.  Topics covered may include, but are not limited to, user personas, experience mapping, system analysis, data design, wireframes and graphic interface designs, website or mobile development, budgets, hosting solution strategy and e-commerce integration. Rough drafts and prototypes are for planning and development purposes and may not be used commercially due to the educational licensing of the software used for production at Confederation College.

Next-Steps

Upon the successful completion of the program, the College - in partnership with local e-business venders - will celebrate the new business opportunities at an event held at Confederation College in early April, 2018.  The plans will be presented to a panel of professors, government agencies, students and vendors so that stakeholders throughout the region can be made aware of the new opportunity.  At a meet and greet event after the presentations, government agents and vendors will be encouraged to meet with the program clients and students to help them explore how to implement the strategies, fund them and obtain the human resources (our students) to bring these projects to market.

We are currently accepting applications, please submit yours by December 1, 2017 to be considered for the project!

“The experience with the E-Business Voucher Program was a tremendous opportunity to receive feedback on our current website and well-thought-out suggestions for improvement that could be incorporated immediately. The students demonstrated a good understanding of our business and designed a product that would catch the attention of parents looking for our product, an Independent School for their son or daughter. We wish to extend a big thanks to the students and staff for taking the time to help us out.”
- Michael Heaton, Quetico College School

Click Here to Submit Your Application

For additional inquiries, please contact Marc Sacco in Applied Research at (807) 475-6672.