Global Commerce Support Program
Going Global Innovation (GGI)
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Going Global Innovation (GGI) is a contribution program created and managed by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada's Trade Commissioner Service to stimulate international research and development (R&D) partnerships that benefit Canadian innovators.
The program is designed to assist Canadian innovators solidify an international partnership for future R&D collaboration to co-develop a technology or a product that has a potential for commercialization.
Canadian researchers from:
- Canadian Small and Medium enterprises, based in Canada
- Canadian post-secondary institutions, based in Canada
- Canadian non-government research or innovation centres, based in Canada
Applicants must have a Science and Technology project targeted for R&D discussions during their meetings with the foreign partners (details are required in the application).
Canadian participants seeking funding must travel with a Canadian passport.
We invite you to consult the Going Global Innovation Handbook for more details on the eligibility criteria.
What does Going Global Innovation offer?
GGI provides $5,000 to $75,000 to support in-person discussion, meetings and related activities to solidify a global R&D partnership.
What type of expenditures are eligible under Going Global Innovation?
GGI funds up to 75 percent of eligible expenditures, including:
- Travel and related costs
- Meeting expenses
- Pursuit of additional investment for R&D emerging from a previous GGI supported activity.
An application package is available by request to email@example.com
Please note that the application package must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org at least eight weeks before the scheduled departure date.
How do I receive the funding?
Once your project is approved, you will receive a formal notice of approval by e-mail. Specific information will be required to draft a contribution agreement that must be signed between you and the Department of Foreign and International Trade. The agreement will outline the terms and conditions and the approved amount of the contribution.
At any time after you receive notice of approval, or after the signature of the contribution agreement, if you wish to make any change to your activities (objective, date, location, Canadian or foreign participants etc.), you must contact us immediately and provide the justification for these changes. They must be approved by the Program's director. We will determine whether these changes are acceptable and whether they require an amendment to the contribution agreement.
At the end of your activities, you are required to submit an interim or a final narrative report and a budget of actual expenditures. These templates will be sent to you by e-mail once the contribution agreement is signed.
These documents will be reviewed and once they are accepted, the payment request will be processed.
The final narrative report and final budget of actual expenditures must be sent electronically to: email@example.com
For further information, please contact:
Going Global Innovation Administrator