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Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)

What is CIIP?

The Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) fosters and supports bilateral research projects with high potential for commercialization between Canada and partner countries. It also stimulates bilateral science and technology networking and matchmaking activities to further new partnerships and accelerate the commercialization of research and development. The CIIP is a “seed fund”, meaning that various other public and private sector participants are also encouraged to bring science and technology expertise and funds of their own to the bilateral relationship.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) are to:

  • encourage domestic competitiveness through the transfer of technology and knowledge resulting from international science and technology partnerships;
  • foster international science and technology partnerships and collaborative research;
  • accelerate the commercialization of R&D that would benefit Canada, through international partnerships with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises;
  • access international technologies for Canadian enterprises;
  • promote Canadian R&D capacity and Canada as a destination for foreign technology-based investments;
  • strengthen overall bilateral science and technology relations.

Program Results

The results of the program include:

  • leveraging the global networks critical to commercialization in international markets;
  • accessing the world’s best facilities, equipment, talent and knowledge; and
  • creating wealth from Canadian production of innovative goods and services through international linkages.

Program Delivery

The Program is currently under development and funding applications are not being accepted. We expect to launch the new Program in the fall of 2015. This website will be updated as information becomes available.

For general CIIP information, please contact:
Jayne Galloway
Science, Technology and Innovation Division
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Tel: 343-203-4060
Email: jayne.galloway@international.gc.ca