We are currently accepting new applications for CanExport Innovation. We commit to a decision within 40 business days.
In light of COVID-19, CanExport Innovation now supports non-travel related activities.
Requests for funding for activities requiring travel will not be considered until travel restrictions have been lifted.
Innovators from Canadian organizations may access up to $75,000 in funding to assist with research and development (R&D) for a single technology. We cover up to 75% of costs to pursue and sign collaborative R&D agreements with international partners and investors.
What activities do we fund?
We support the following non-travel activities:
Applying for intellectual property protection in international markets
Applying for certification in international markets
Seeking expert legal and business advice
Shipping technology to determine feasibility/compatibility with a partner’s technology
Translating, adapting and creating promotional plans or materials
Attending virtual networking functions, meetings or conferences
When travel resumes, we also support:
Travel abroad or in Canada to meet with pre-identified foreign partners
Travel abroad or in Canada to meet with pre-identified foreign investors
Attending an event or conference to meet with pre-identified foreign partners or investors
Who can apply?
We accept proposals from:
Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises
Canadian academic institutions
Canadian non-government research centres
To be eligible, your organization must:
be registered in Canada
have a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business number
own, co-own, or have decision-making authority over the intellectual property (IP) rights for the technology
have a prototype (Technology Readiness Level 4 or higher)
intend to commercially launch the technology within 5 years
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