Collaborations and Networks
From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Collaborative Technology Development and Demonstration (Stream 4)
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.
Stream 4 offers periodic competitive calls for proposals based on government priorities. All competitions are currently closed.
National Ecosystems (Stream 5)
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.
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.
Applications for this initiative are accepted on a continuing basis. There are no submission deadlines.
How to apply
The application process consists of two steps:
Statement of Interest (SOI): Applicants will be required to submit a high-level overview of their project as well as anticipated costs. Applicants will also be required to submit audited financial statements (or equivalent) at this stage; this information will be used to formulate a preliminary assessment of your firm's readiness to undertake the proposed project.
Following the submission of the SOI form, applicants will be provided with feedback on whether they will be invited to Step 2 – Full application.
- Full application: Applicants will be required to complete a full application, outlining in greater detailed 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 must be incorporated pursuant to the laws of Canada, carry on business in Canada and propose to conduct industrial research and technology demonstration activities. The Lead Applicant 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.
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