Canadian Space Agency – Space Technology Development Program


The Space Technology Development Program (STDP) provides funding to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada for projects that:

  1. reduce technological unknowns of future space missions, and

  2. stimulate industrial innovation and strengthen core capabilities in order to increase industrial readiness and competitiveness of Canadian space companies.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of a grant, and will be provided for each open project opportunity.


Applicants must be:

  • for-profit and not-for-profit organizations,
  • established and operating in Canada.

Only for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada are eligible to be awarded non-repayable contributions.

Applications Steps:

Specific application steps will be provided for each open funding opportunity.
Applicants must read the information of the call for proposals they are interested in.

Other Things to Note:

There is currently no open call for proposals. However, potential applicants who would like to discuss a specific project or innovative idea should contact

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