• This program is currently closed.



Type of Program:



SDTC’s mandate is to fund projects that support Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) advancing innovative technologies that are pre-commercial and have the potential to demonstrate significant and quantifiable environmental and economic benefits in one or more of the following areas: climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil.

Comments on Funding:

SDTC typically funds 33% of total project costs and requires a minimum of 25% private funding, which can include in-kind contributions from consortium partners.
An average contribution of $2 million to $4 million, with funds disbursed over the life of the project up to a five-year period.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian SME
  • Be developing a new and novel technology with significant and quantifiable environmental benefits
  • Have a defined project and be looking to demonstrate a pre-commercial technology,
  • Have a strong end-user, value proposition and be able to validate the market and commercialization potential of the technology
  • Form a consortium that includes at least one other partner (recommended that applicants seek partners who are either end users or able to validate the need and market for the technology).

Applications Steps:

The applicant must create an online account on SDTC to be able to submit an application.

Documentation Needed:


  • Must submit an application on the online portal
  • Might be invited to make a presentation by video conferencing, if an initial review shows that the project may meet SDTC criteria
  • Must submit a detailed proposal via our online portal, if their project aligns with SDTC criteria.

Other Things to Note:

Program no longer active at the beginning of 2021.

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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