Type of Program:



CIIP's Partnership Development Activities provides support to Canadian SMEs to identify potential partnership opportunities that can lead to R&D projects between Canadian companies and foreign partners in Brazil, China, India, Israel, and South Korea.
Partnership Development Activities (PDAs) are networking, educational, and matchmaking activities.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $15,000 for approved projects.

When It Ends:



Individual deadlines for each call for proposal


Applicant 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;
  • own or co-own the intellectual property of the technology that will be commercialized;
  • have sufficient resources to support the shared cost of attending the PDA;
  • not be entirely funded by Canadian government organizations (federal, provincial, territorial, or municipal or Crown corporations).

Applications Steps:


Applicants must express their interest in an upcoming PDA mission.
Those interested should subscribe to email notices in order to get email notifications for all upcoming CIIP activities.

Documentation Needed:

Application documentation is specific to each project.

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.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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