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CanExport Innovation

CanExport Innovation is no longer accepting applications.

Please continue to consult this page for program updates.

You may wish to consult the Business Benefits Finder tool to find other sources of funding that can help Canadian businesses expand internationally.

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

How to apply for CanExport Innovation

Applicant's guide

Frequently asked questions

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