Amount:

No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

This initiative will support large-scale national ecosystems through high impact collaborations between small, medium and large corporations, academic and research institutions, and not-for-profit organization to support Canadian innovation ecosystems.

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%.


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

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:

  • be either a not-for-profit organization incorporated in Canada or a for-profit corporation incorporated in Canada,
  • carry on business in Canada, 
  • be in collaboration with Canadian universities, colleges, research institutes, for-profit corporations (including SMEs) and/or not-for-profit entities,
  • propose to conduct industrial research and technology demonstration activities. 

Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1

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.

2

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.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must:

  1. 1
    submit a Statement of Interest ( a high-level overview of the project),
  2. 2
    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.

About the author 

Maurice

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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