CanExport Innovation initiated an administrative pause on June 19, 2023 and is no longer receiving applications. Please visit our website for updates including details on when the program will resume.
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.
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
We also support travel-related activities:
Travel abroad or in Canada to meet with pre-identified foreign partners
Attending an event or conference to meet with pre-identified foreign partners
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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