Government calls for Prototypes – Innovative Solutions Canada

With innovation being the heart of growth in any industry, there is a need for constant evolution of products. With evolution comes the need to test and build prototypes, a process that Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada is working to support with the Innovation Solutions Canada Program.

The government of Canada is providing companies with funding for prototype development to help companies who want to innovate, create, and go to market. The programs will have two separate streams of funding available: military and standard. Companies are eligible to apply to either stream for the program they are eligible for.

There are currently several programs open under these conditions, each program has varying requirements and deadlines.

Type of Funding available

Greening Government: Call for prototypes

This is a contract funding program. The program will offer up to $550,000 to companies to help with creating a standard component for the program. The program will offer up to $1,150,000 for the military component of the program.

Military: Call for prototypes

This is a contract funding program. The program will offer up to $550,000 to companies to help with creating a standard component for the program. The program will offer up to $1,150,000 for the military component of the program.

Autonomous systems and robotics: Call for prototypes

This is a contract funding program. The program will offer up to $550,000 to companies to help with creating a standard component for the program. The program will offer up to $1,150,000 for the military component of the program.

Eligible Applicants 

Greening Government: Call for prototypes

  • Small-and-Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) or Large Business, Not-For-Profit, or Academic Institutions
  • Companies must be Canadian bidders
  • The projects will be in relation to Canadian goods and services
  • The company must be the owner of the Intellectual Property for the project
  • It needs to ensure that the innovation must not be openly available in the marketplace

Military: Call for prototypes

  • Small-and-Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) or Large Business, Not-For-Profit, or Academic Institutions
  • Companies must be Canadian bidders
  • The projects will be in relation to Canadian goods and services
  • The company must be the owner of the Intellectual Property for the project
  • It needs to ensure that the innovation must not be openly available in the marketplace

Autonomous systems and robotics: Call for prototypes

  • Small-and-Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) or Large Business, Not-For-Profit, or Academic Institutions
  • Companies must be Canadian bidders
  • The projects will be in relation to Canadian goods and services
  • The company must be the owner of the Intellectual Property for the project
  • It needs to ensure that the innovation must not be openly available in the marketplace

 

Eligible Projects

Greening Government: Call for prototypes

  • Real property
  • Energy
  • Information technology
  • Mobility and fleets
  • Waste reduction

Military: Call for prototypes

  • Enhanced warfighting
  • Training and in-service support
  • Enhanced soldier systems
  • Smart sustain and fleet optimization

Autonomous systems and robotics: Call for prototypes

  • Long range cargo
  • Surveillance and monitoring
  • Infrastructure
  • Urban and Industrial Operations
  • Rural, remote or marine solutions
  • Management and Response

Deadline 

The deadline for applications for all three programs is October 14, 2022, at 2pm EST.

 

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