Global Affairs Canada – Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) – Collaborative Research and Development Projects (2022)


CIIP’s Collaborative Research and Development Projects program provides support to Canadian companies to participate in R&D projects that are: done in collaboration with foreign partners in Brazil, China, India, Israel, or South Korea and have the potential for commercialization. There are three types of industrial R&D projects eligible under CIIP: Technology Adaptation, Technology Validation and Technology Co-Development.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $600,000 for approved projects.


Applicants must:

  • be Canadian companies that are incorporated, for-profit small or medium-sized enterprises, with up to 500 full-time equivalent employees;
  • be seeking to commercialize new or improved products, services, or processes;
  • be ready to collaborate on a R&D project with a foreign partners;
  • have sufficient resources to make a serious new market entry push;
  • have a world class, distinguishable, and protectable technology which may already be commercialized in Canada.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must apply to a call for proposal (CFP) in their target market.Those interested should subscribe to email notices in order to get email notifications for all upcoming CIIP activities.

Other Things to Note:

CIIP is a funding program offered to Canadian small or medium-sized enterprises by the Trade Commissioner Service, which delivers it in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program for Brazil, China, India and South Korea. The Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation delivers the program for Israel.

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