Strateging Innovation Funding by Expenditure

The Strategic Innovation Fund supports businesses with large projects in innovation efforts that have commercialization potential. This stream focuses on R&D that will accelerate technology transfer and commercialization of innovative products, processes, and services. 

How Much Funding?

Up to 50% of eligible cost

Who Qualifies?

Canadian universities, colleges, research institutes, for-profit corporations (including SMEs) and/or not-for-profit entities.

Eligible Activities & Expenditures

Industrial research, including activities related to the discovery of new knowledge that aims to support the development of new technology-driven products, processes or services at early-stage technology readiness levels;

Program Deadline

Stream 4 offers periodic competitive calls for proposals based on government priorities. All competitions are currently closed.



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