Government of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry -Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program (FSIIP) – Collaboration Projects (2022)


The Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program (FSIIP) – Collaboration Projects program provides funding for Ontario-based projects with at least $3 million in eligible costs undertaken through a collaboration of forest sector for-profit businesses, not-for-profit research organizations, forest industry associations and academia. Eligible collaborations should develop, diversify and transform Ontario’s forest sector through innovation in technology, process and/or products.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 30% of eligible costs in the form of a grant to a maximum of $3 million.Stacking with other government funding programs (for example, federal, provincial and municipal) is allowed to a maximum of 75% of eligible project costs.


Applicants must:

  • must be a collaboration of:
  • forestry-related not-for-profit corporations;
  • incorporated not-for-profit industry association representing a sector of Ontario’s forest industry;
  • Ontario forest and wood products corporations;
  • extra-provincial forest and wood products corporations;
  • federal forest and wood products corporations;
  • foreign forest and wood products corporations provided they have incorporated a Canadian/Ontario subsidiary and such entity will be the applicant;
  • Ontario-based post-secondary education institution.
  • must be a collaboration of at least three partners, out of which at least one Ontario-based for-profit forestry/wood products company;
  • must have Ontario-based projects;
  • must undertake projects with a focus on industry-leading innovation, the development and/or implementation of first-in-kind innovation or adaptation or adoption of existing innovations such as:
  • process innovation/modernization with broad application;
  • product innovation, new product development with benefits up and down the supply chain;
  • product innovation, new product development with broad benefits across Ontario’s forest sector and/or other related sectors (such as wood building construction and design) of Ontario’s economy.

Applications Steps:

There is a 2-stage application and evaluation process, as following:

Other Things to Note:

FSIIP will follow an open, competitive rounds-based application process.

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