No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:



The objective of this initiative is to advance industrial research, development and technology demonstration through collaboration between the private sector, researchers and non-profit organizations.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of non-repayable contributions and the program contribution to any Recipient will not exceed 50% of its total eligible costs, except for Recipients that are academic institutions and Networks, where the contribution provided may cover 100% of their eligible costs.
If the Recipient is a Network, it may receive 100% of its eligible costs.

When It Ends:

All competitions are currently closed


Not specified


The applicant must be:

  • a consortium that may include Canadian universities, colleges, research institutes, for-profit corporations (including SMEs) and/or not-for-profit entities;
  • a network.

The projects need to have a Lead Applicant which must:

  •  be incorporated pursuant to the laws of Canada, 
  • carry on business in Canada and
  • propose to conduct industrial research and technology demonstration activities. 

Networks can also apply under Stream 4. In this case, the Lead Applicant must be a not-for-profit organization incorporated in Canada. Its role will consist of distributing funds to research partnerships consisting of industry, academic institutions and research institutions for the purpose of co-funding collaborative research and technology development projects.

Applications Steps:


a Statement of Interest (SOI) with a high-level overview of the proposed project. Based on the SOI, applicants will be provided with feedback on whether they will be invited to Step 2 – Full application.


a full application, outlining in greater detail the project proposal. Information provided on this form will be used to complete the project due diligence and benefits assessment.

Project proposals require a lead applicant, which will be responsible for submitting a Statement of Interest and a full application if advised to advance to Step 2 of the process, as well as managing the project for the duration of the SIF agreement.

Other Things to Note:

Stream 4 offers periodic competitive calls for proposals based on government priorities. All competitions are currently closed.

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.
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