Comments on Funding:
Funding is up to 50% of total eligible costs, except for Recipients that are academic institutions for which the contribution is up to 100% of eligible costs.
Funding will take the form of non-repayable contributions.
The combined level of assistance from all governments (federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal) to any one Recipient shall not normally exceed 75% of eligible costs, except for Recipients that are academic institutions for which the maximum combined level of assistance would be 100%.
Eligible applicants include Networks and Consortia (e.g. Canadian Universities and/or Colleges, research institutes, for-profit corporations, and/or not-for-profit entities) consisting of multiple members located throughout Canada.
Project proposals require a lead applicant, which must:
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.
- submit a Statement of Interest ( a high-level overview of the project),
- submit a detailed project application if the Statement of Interest is selected.
Other Things to Note:
The program is available to firms of all sizes across all of Canada’s industrial and technology sectors.