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Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) Canada-Israel R&D Partnering

Canada – Israel 2020-21 Collaborative Industrial Research and Development Call for Proposals

1. Introduction

CIIP is pleased to announce its collaboration with NRC-IRAP on this Canada – Israel 2020-21 collaborative industrial research and development call for proposals through EUREKA. This call for proposals is open to organizations from Canada and Israel who wish to form project consortia to work on collaborative projects focused on developing innovative products, processes, or technology-based services.

2. Application deadlines

3. Sectors of focus

Although this call invites proposals related to any technological or market area, special attention is given to the following sectors:

4. Eligibility requirements

To be considered for funding, applicants must form a project consortium and develop a collaborative R&D project that meets the following criteria:

  1. The project consortium must includeat least:
    • 1 incorporated Canadian small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), defined as a for-profit company with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees; and
    • 1 eligible Israeli R&D performing company
    • Participation of Canadian and Israeli research institutes/universities, large enterprises and other companies are welcome as additional participants on a self-funding basis or subcontractors.
  2. The project partners that form the consortium must:
    • be capable of implementing the project including funding their respective share
    • agree in advance on intellectual property rights and a commercialization strategy, and
    • not be related in terms of corporate ownership
  3. The project must focus on co-developing a product, process, or technology-based servicethat:
    • is highly innovative
    • has significant commercial potential
    • has outcomes that can be realized within two years of completion of the project, and
    • does not involve R&D related to products, processes, or technological-based services with military or non-peaceful applications
  4. The project must demonstrate:
    • the unique scientific and technological contribution that each organization brings to the project
    • an obvious advantage and added value for each project partner resulting from the collaboration, such as an increased knowledge base, an access to R&D infrastructure or new fields of application or a solutions for commercial needs, and
    • an adequate balance and significance for all project partners, defined as no more than 70% of the project budget contributed by any one organization or country

In addition to the above eligibility requirements, each applicant must meet their country-specific requirements, outlined below:

4.1 Canadian eligibility requirements

Canadian applicant(s) must also meet the following criteria.

  1. The Canadian SME must have a technology that is competitive in global markets, differentiated, and protectable;
  2. The Canadian SME must be committed to pursuing growth and profit by developing and commercializing innovative, technology-driven new or improved products, processes or technological-based services, and
  3. The Canadian SME must be ready, and have the resources to make a serious new market entry push.

4.2 Israeli eligibility requirements

For Israeli companies, the application process is detailed in the incentive program for Bilateral R&D (in Hebrew and in English).

5. Funding

Eligible project participants in collaborative projects selected through this call for proposals may receive funding from their respective national funding body. Funds will be provided in accordance with the applicable laws, regulations, rules, and procedures established by the relevant national funding body, country, jurisdiction and/or program.

Non-eligible project participants (e.g. universities, research institutes, etc., and participants from other countries) are welcome to participate on a self-funded basis or as sub-contractors to funded participants, according to each country's funding regulations.

5.1 Canadian funding

In Canada, this call for proposals is offered through the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). NRC IRAP is responsible for delivering this call for proposals and for managing any resulting funding agreements.

Eligible Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of $600,000 CAD over 12 to 36 months (an extension of 12 months may be considered if sufficiently justified and accepted by both countries).

5.2 Israeli funding

In Israel, this call for proposals is offered through the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA). IIA is responsible for the delivery of this call for proposals and the management of any resulting funding agreements. Please consult the IIA call for proposals announcement for funding parameters.

6. Application process

This call for proposals is being hosted by the EUREKA Network Program. Each project consortium must complete and submit a EUREKA project online application form. Please consult the EUREKA project application form webpage for instructions on how to complete and submit the EUREKA project application form.

7. Contacts

For questions, concerns, or for more information, please contact the appropriate call for proposals representative listed below:

7.1 Canadian Contact

Wei Ning
NRC IRAP Israel National Program Coordinator
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program
Wei.Ning@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

7.2 Israeli Contact

Yifat Hadaya
North America Desk
Israel Innovation Authority
NA@innovationisrael.org.il

8. Registration

All interested Canadian applicants can find more information and details on this call for proposals by consulting NRC IRAP’s website.

To begin the application process, all interested Canadian applicants must register for this opportunity by registering via the NRC-IRAP website.

 

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) R&D Partnering Abroad - Programme canadien de l’innovation à l’international (PCII) Partenariats en R-D à l'étranger

EUREKA Network multilateral call for proposals - “Call 1 -Solutions for COVID-19 Echo Period – Life without a vaccine”

1. Introduction

CIIP is pleased to announce its collaboration with NRC-IRAP on the EUREKA call for proposal. This call for proposals for joint research and development (R&D) projects addressing short to medium term solutions for COVID-19 difficulties is now open to Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who wish to collaborate on R&D projects with partners in Austria, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and Turkey.

Canadian participants to eligible projects may receive financial support through the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). Participants from other countries must contact their respective national funding authorities engaged in this call - listed on the EUREKA Website.

2. Application Deadline

International consortium project proposal submission deadline: May 15, 2020

3. Open to:

* only eligible Canadian SMEs will be eligible for funding through NRC-IRAP. All other Canadian participants must secure funding from other sources or be self-funded.

4. Sectors of focus

All industry sectors with short to medium-term response to COVID-19 specific needs, such as:

For more information, please refer to the detailed call for proposals posted on the EUREKA website or contact Eric Holdrinet Eric.Holdrinet@cnrc-nrc.gc.ca.

 

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) - Canada-India R&D Partnerning

Canada-India 2020 Collaborative Industrial Research and Development Call for Proposals

1. Introduction

The governments of Canada and India are working together to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with a high potential for commercialization. This call for proposals is open to organizations from Canada and India who wish to form project consortia to work on collaborative projects focused on developing innovative products, processes, or technology-based services in the smart infrastructure, clean technologies, food and agriculture, and healthcare sectors.

2. Application deadlines

3. Sectors of focus

4. Eligibility requirements

To be considered for funding, applicants must form a project consortium and develop a collaborative R&D project that meets the following criteria:

  1. The project consortium must include at least:
  2. The project partners that form the consortium must:
  3. The collaborative project must focus on co-developing a product, process, or technology-based service that:
  4. The collaborative project must demonstrate:

In addition to the above eligibility requirements, each applicant must meet their country-specific requirements, outlined below:

4.1 Canadian eligibility requirements

Canadian applicant(s) must also meet the following criteria.

  1. The Canadian SME must have a technology that is:
  2. The Canadian SME must be committed to:
  3. The Canadian SME must be ready, and have the resources to:

4.2 Indian eligibility requirements

Please consult India's call for proposals announcement for Indian eligibility requirements.

5. Funding

Eligible project participants in collaborative projects selected through this call for proposals may receive funding from their respective national funding body. Funds will be provided in accordance with the applicable laws, regulations, rules, and procedures established by the relevant national funding body, country, jurisdiction and/or program.

NOTE: One country and/or project partner cannot represent more than 75% of the total project budget.

Additional country-specific funding parameters are outlined below:

5.1 Canadian funding

In Canada, this call for proposals is offered through the Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) - an international innovation R&D funding program offered by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). NRC IRAP is responsible for the delivery of this call for proposals and for the management of any resulting funding agreements.

Eligible Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of $600,000 CAD over 12 to 24 months.

NOTE: Canadian SME applicants must be eligible for funding as NRC IRAP clients before they can be considered for funding through this call for proposals. For more information on NRC IRAP eligibility and becoming an NRC IRAP client, please contact NRC IRAP at 1-877-994-4727.

5.2 Indian funding

In India, this bilateral call for proposals is offered by the Department of Science and Technology in partnership with the Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA). GITA is responsible for the delivery of this call for proposals and the management of any resulting funding agreements.

Eligible Indian companies may receive up to INR 1.5 crore per project or 50% of the Indian project cost— whichever is lower— over 12 to 24 months as a conditional grant. Other Indian project partners may also receive funding. Please consult the GITA call for proposals announcement for more details about funding parameters.

6. Application process

Application processes and evaluations will be performed independently by each national funding body in accordance with their national and institutional laws and regulations. Once each national funding body has evaluated the submitted applications, a final joint project selection will be performed.

Each applicant must submit all required documents to their respective national funding body and meet its due diligence process requirements. Not meeting these requirements may cause the collaborative project application to be considered incomplete or ineligible and render the entire project consortium ineligible for funding through this call for proposals.

Information on each country’s application processes follows below:

6.1 Canadian application process

The Canadian application process has four phases:

  1. Registration
  2. Expression of interest
  3. International consortium project proposal
  4. National funding body proposal and funding agreement

Step 1: Registration phase
Each Canadian applicant must register electronically by using the NRC-IRAP REGISTER page link found in section 8 below and completing the online registration form which requests basic information about the applicant and their organization.

NRC IRAP will review registrations for this call for proposals and contact applicants if more information is required. Qualifying applicants will proceed to the next phase and be invited to submit an expression of interest form.

Step 2: Expression of interest phase
During this phase, while completing the expression of interest form, each Canadian applicant is encouraged to contact their NRC IRAP representative to discuss their project idea and receive guidance on preparing their submission.

The applicant’s NRC IRAP representative and the NRC IRAP International Office will review applications. Qualifying applicants will be invited to submit the more detailed International Consortium Project Proposal in collaboration with their project partners.

Step 3: International Consortium Project Proposal phase
During this phase, all project partners must work together to complete and submit an International Consortium Project Proposal (ICPP) package to each implicated national funding body. The contents of the ICPP package are unique to each national funding body.

In this call for proposals, the Canadian ICPP application package consists of:

  1. an ICPP form outlining the:
  2. a draft international consortium agreement containing descriptions of the:

NRC IRAP will evaluate Canadian ICPP applications. Next, the amalgamated evaluation results will be shared between all implicated national funding bodies to jointly select the collaborative projects that will be invited to proceed to the final national funding body proposal and funding agreement stage.

Step 4: National funding body proposal and funding agreement phase
During the national funding body proposal and funding agreement phase, all eligible project partners work independently to complete funding proposals and sign legally binding funding agreements with their respective national funding body. Canadian applicants will work with their NRC IRAP representative to prepare an NRC IRAP funding proposal and contribution agreement.

6.2 Indian application process

For information related to application stages, requirements, instructions, ICPP application packages, and national funding body proposals and funding agreements, please consult the GITA call for proposals announcement.

7. Contacts

Please direct questions or requests for more information to the appropriate call for proposals representative listed below:

7.1 Canadian contact

Luc Tran
CIIP India National Program Coordinator
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program
Luc.Tran@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

7.2 Indian contact

Shubham Chopra
External Relations Manager
Global Innovation & Technology Alliance
Shubam.Chopra@gita.org.in

8. Registration

To begin the application process, all interested Canadian applicants must register for this opportunity by accessing the NRC-IRAP REGISTER page.

 

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) - Canada-South Korea R&D Partnerning

Canada-Korea 2020-21 collaborative industrial research and development call for proposals

1. Introduction

The governments of Canada and the Republic of Korea (Korea) are working together to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with a high potential for commercialization. This call for proposals is open to organizations from Canada and Korea who wish to form project consortia to perform collaborative projects focused on developing innovative products, processes, or technology-based services in the advanced manufacturing, clean technologies, digital industries, and health/bio-sciences sectors.

2. Application deadlines

3. Sectors of focus

4. Eligibility requirements

To be considered for funding, applicants must form a project consortium and develop a collaborative R&D project that meets the following criteria:

  1. The project consortium must include at least:
  2. The project partners that form the consortium must:
  3. The collaborative project must focus on co-developing a product, process, or technology-based service that:
  4. The collaborative project must demonstrate:

In addition to the above eligibility requirements, each applicant must meet their country-specific requirements, outlined below:

4.1 Canadian eligibility requirements

Canadian applicant(s) must also meet the following criteria.

  1. The Canadian SME must have a technology that is:
  2. The Canadian SME must be committed to:
  3. The Canadian SME must be ready, and have the resources to:

4.2 Korean eligibility requirements

Please consult the KIAT call for proposals announcement for Korean eligibility requirements.

5. Funding

Eligible project participants in collaborative projects selected through this call for proposals may receive funding from their respective National Funding Body. Funds will be provided in accordance with the applicable laws, regulations, rules, and procedures established by the relevant National Funding Body, country, jurisdiction and/or program.

NOTE: One country and/or project partner cannot represent more than 75% of the total project budget.

Additional country-specific funding parameters are outlined below:

5.1 Canadian funding

In Canada, this call for proposals is offered through the Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) - an international innovation R&D funding program offered by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). NRC IRAP is responsible for the delivery of this call for proposals and for the management of any resulting funding agreements.

Eligible Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of $600,000 CAD over 12 to 36 months.

NOTE: Canadian SME applicants must be eligible for funding as NRC IRAP clients before they can be considered for funding through this call for proposals. For more information on NRC IRAP eligibility and becoming an NRC IRAP client, please contact NRC IRAP at 1-877-994-4727.

5.2 Korean funding

In Korea, this bilateral call for proposals is offered by the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT). KIAT is responsible for the delivery of this call for proposals and the management of any resulting funding agreements.

Eligible Korean companies may receive up to 33-67% reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of 700,000,000 KRW over 12 to 36 months. Please consult the KIAT call for proposals announcement for details about funding parameters.

6. Application process

Application processes and evaluations will be performed independently by each National Funding Body in accordance with their national and institutional laws and regulations. Once each National Funding Body has evaluated the submitted applications, a final joint project selection will be performed.

Each applicant must submit all required documents to their respective National Funding Body and meet its due diligence process requirements.

Not meeting these requirements may cause the collaborative project application to be considered incomplete or ineligible and render the entire project consortium ineligible for funding through this call for proposals.

Information on respective application processes follows below:

6.1 Canadian application process

The Canadian application process has four phases:

  1. Registration
  2. Expression of Interest (EOI)
  3. International Consortium Project Proposal (ICPP)
  4. National Funding Body Proposal and Funding Agreement
Step 1: Registration phase

Each Canadian applicant must register electronically by using the NRC-IRAP REGISTER link in section 8 below and completing the online registration form which requests basic information about the applicant and their organization.

Registrations for this call for proposals will be reviewed by NRC IRAP who will contact applicants if further information is required. Qualifying applicants will proceed to the next phase and be invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form.

Step 2: Expression of interest phase

During this phase, while completing the expression of interest (EOI) form, each Canadian applicant is encouraged to contact their NRC IRAP representative to discuss their project idea and receive guidance on preparing their submission.

The applicant’s NRC IRAP representative and the NRC IRAP International Office will review applications. Qualifying applicants will be invited to submit the more detailed international consortium project proposal (ICPP) in collaboration with their project partners

Step 3: International Consortium Project Proposal (ICPP) phase

During this phase, all project partners must work together to complete and submit an ICPP package to each implicated National Funding Body. The contents of the ICPP package are unique to each National Funding Body.

In this call for proposals, the Canadian ICPP application package consists of:

  1. an International Consortium Project Proposal (ICPP) form, outlining the
  2. a draft International Consortium Agreement containing descriptions of the:

Canadian ICPP applications will be evaluated by NRC IRAP. Next, the amalgamated evaluation results will be shared between all implicated National Funding Bodies to jointly select the collaborative projects that will be invited to proceed to the final National Funding Body proposal and Funding Agreement stage.

Step 4: National Funding Body proposal and Funding Agreement phase

During the National Funding Body proposal and Funding Agreement phase, all eligible project partners work independently to complete funding proposals and sign legally binding funding agreements with their respective National Funding Body. Canadian applicants will work with their NRC IRAP representative to prepare an NRC IRAP funding proposal and contribution agreement.

6.2 Korean application process

For all information related to application stages, requirements, instructions, ICPP application packages, and National Funding Body proposals and funding agreements, please consult the KIAT call for proposals announcement.

7. Contacts

For questions or for more information, please contact the appropriate call for proposals representative listed below:

7.1 Canadian Contact

Wei Ning
CIIP Korea National Program Coordinator
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program
Wei.Ning @nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

7.2 Korean Contact

Wonseok Shin
Researcher, International R&D Cooperation Team
Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)
wsshin1204@kiat.or.kr

8. Registration

To begin the application process, all interested Canadian applicants must register for this opportunity by registering via the NRC-IRAP website.

 

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) - Canada-China R&D Partnerning

Canada-China collaborative industrial research and development call for proposals 2019-20

1. Introduction

Working together, the governments of Canada and China aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with a high potential for commercialization. This call for proposals is open to organizations from Canada and China who wish to perform joint R&D projects focused on developing innovative products, processes or technology-based services in agri-food, health/bio-sciences, and clean technology application areas, with strong market potential.

2. Application deadlines

3. Sectors of focus

To obtain more information on eligibility requirements, funding details, the application process and contacts, and to apply, please consult the NRC-IRAP website.

 

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) - Canada-Brazil R&D Partnerning

Canada – São Paulo Cooperation in Industrial Research and Innovation 2019

1. Call Description

Working together, the Government of Canada and the State of São Paulo aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with high potential for commercialization. This call for proposals is open to companies from Canada and São Paulo, Brazil who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization focused on developing innovative products, processes, or technology-based services in all technological and application areas which have strong market potential.

In Canada, this bilateral program is managed in Canada by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and in Brazil by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).

2. Key Dates

3. Sectors of Focus

This call for proposals is open to projects in all sectors that are civilian in nature and have emphasize on the following themes:

  1. Artificial Intelligence and manufacturing
  2. Clean technology, green energy and sustainable environments
  3. Health and Life Sciences
  4. IoT and Digital Transformations
  5. Nanotechnology
  6. Ocean Science and Technology

4. Eligibility

4.1 Joint requirements

Proposals must be collaboratively prepared and submitted by applicants in Canada and in the State of São Paulo, Brazil according to the following eligibility criteria:

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

4.2 Canadian Requirements

Canadian applicants must meet the following criteria:

4.3 Brazilian Requirements

Note: Proposals submitted to FAPESP must follow the rules of FAPESP’s Small Business Innovative Research (PIPE), except if explicitly indicated in this call for proposal.

5. Funding

Selected R&D projects will be eligible to receive funding from the Government of Canada’s Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) and FAPESP in the State of Sao Paulo.

FAPESP and NRC-IRAP will jointly select proposals, according to the norms, conditions and funding limits of each of the Parties respective programs, and as presented in Section 5.1 (NRC IRAP) and 5.2 (FAPESP).

5.1 Canadian Funding

Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% of their part of eligible project costs through NRC IRAP to a project maximum of $600,000 over 12 to 24 months (an extension of 12 months may be considered if sufficiently justified and accepted by both countries).

5.2 Brazilian Funding

FAPESP will fund projects under the terms, conditions and funding limits of the FAPESP’s Small Business Innovative Research– Phase 2 in the State of Sao Paulo. Funding to be granted is for Principal Investigators associated to Small Businesses. Under this call, FAPESP will not fund fellowships for the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigators.

6. Application Process

Important: Applicants must follow the process of their respective National Funding Body. In Canada, this includes contacting their National Funding Body (NFB) before beginning a project application. Applicants who do not follow the process as defined by their NFB may be ineligible for support through this call for proposals. All project participants must submit a proposal to their respective funding agency. Failure to submit all required documents to NRC IRAP or FAPESP will result in the project consortium being ineligible for funding.

For more information on this expression of interest and on how to apply, please consult NRC IRAP’s page.

 

Canada-India Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Call for Proposals 2019

1. Call description

Working together, the Governments of Canada and India aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development projects with high potential for commercialization. This call for proposals is open to companies from Canada and India who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian and Indian participants as described below.

In Canada, this bilateral program is managed by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).In India, it is managed by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA).

2. Key dates and milestones

3. Sectors of focus

  1. Clean technologies (renewable energy, water, environment)
  2. Artificial intelligence and Internet of things (smart mobility, smart grids, smart cities, and other applications)
  3. Advanced manufacturing and materials
  4. Health (medical devices, health informatics)
  5. Food and agriculture technologies

4. Eligibility

Proposals must be collaboratively prepared and submitted by companies in Canada and in India according to the following eligibility criteria:

4.1 Joint requirements:

Project results must contribute to the development of commercial products, processes and / or technical services. In addition, the proposals must demonstrate all of the following requirements:

  1. The partners must include at least one Canadian small and medium-sized enterprise and one Indian small and medium-sized enterprise;
  2. The project must have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the two countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial needs, access to R&D infrastructure, new fields of application, etc.);
  3. The products or processes to be developed must be highly innovative and have significant commercial potential;
  4. The partners in Canada and in India must agree in advance on intellectual property rights agreement and a commercialization strategy for the product or process;
  5. The partners in Canada and in India, must be capable of implementing the project and funding their respective share;
  6. The project should demonstrate the scientific and technological contribution of the participants from both countries; and
  7. The project must demonstrate adequate balance and significance for both partners.

Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

4.2 Canadian requirements:

4.3 Indian requirements:

5. Funding

India and Canada will jointly select proposals according to the norms, conditions and funding limits of each national funding body.

5.1 Canadian participants

NRC IRAP, on behalf of the Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP), will fund selected projects as follows:

5.2 Indian participants

GITA, on behalf of the DST, Government of India, will fund the selected projects as follows:

6. Contacts

For more information on the call for proposal please contact:

Canada

Neil Kochar, IRAP CIIP India National Program Coordinator
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP)
neil.kochar@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Please note Canadian applicants must first register online in order to receive an Expression of Interest form. The web address below provides the link to the online registration form with all required information. The registration portal is at the bottom of the linked page.

https://nrc.canada.ca/en/irap/about/international/?action=view&id=11

India

Ms Deepanwita Mukherjee, Executive Officer – Strategic Business Development
Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA)
deepanwita.mukherjee@gita.org.in

Canada – Korea Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Program 2019

1. Call description

Working together, the Government of Canada and the Government of Korea aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with high potential for commercialization. This call for proposals is open to companies from Canada and Korea who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian and Korean participants. Canadian companies are eligible for up to Can$600,000 and Korean firms for up to 700,000,000 KRW per project. Applicants are expected to develop ready-to-market solutions for products, technology-based services or methods that have strong market potential.

In Canada, this bilateral program is managed by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). In Korea, it is managed by the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT).

2. Key dates and milestones

3. Sectors of focus

Projects must be focused on one of the following sectors to be eligible for funding through this call for proposals:

4. Eligibility

Proposals must be collaboratively prepared and submitted by companies in Canada and in Korea according to the following eligibility criteria:

4.1 Joint requirements

Project results must contribute to the development of commercial products, processes or technical services. The proposals must demonstrate all of the following requirements:

  1. The partners must include at least 1 Canadian small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) and 1 Korean SME
  2. The project must have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the 2 countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial needs, access to R&D infrastructure, new fields of application, etc.)
  3. The products or processes to be developed must be highly innovative and have significant commercial potential
  4. The partners in Canada and in Korea must agree in advance on an intellectual property (IP) rights agreement and on a commercialization strategy for the product or process
  5. The partners in Canada and in Korea must be capable of implementing the project and funding their respective share
  6. The project should demonstrate the scientific and technological contribution of the participants from both countries
  7. The project must demonstrate adequate balance and significance for both partners

Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

4.2 Joint requirements

  1. Be a Canadian incorporated, profit-oriented small and medium-sized enterprise, with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees
  2. Be ready to collaborate with the Korean partner on an industrial R&D project
  3. Be pursuing growth and profit generation through the development and commercialization of innovative, technology-driven, new or improved products, services, or processes.

4.3 Korean requirements

  1. The Korean Project Lead (KPL) must be a research and development-performing company
  2. Participation of further research organizations and companies is welcome as additional participants according to each country’s funding regulations
  3. A party that participates in a project shall carry out its project using the government contributions allocated to it, and for-profit organizations shall individually bear the cash portion of civilian dues
  4. Royalties to be paid by Korean companies on net sales or fixed rate of being used dedicated budget

5. Funding value and matching funds

Selected R&D projects will be eligible to receive funding from Global Affairs Canada Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) delivered through NRC IRAP and from Korea through the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT).

Funds will be provided in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures established by each organization, and/or each jurisdiction/country. Although the type and value of individual contributions allocated to a R&D project may vary, one country cannot represent more than 70% of the total project budget.

KIAT and NRC IRAP will jointly select proposals according to the norms, conditions and funding limits of each of party, stated below in section 5.1 (for NRC IRAP) and 5.2 (for KIAT).

5.1 Funding for R&D project participants in Canada

  1. Canada will fund projects under the terms, conditions and funding limits of CIIP managed by Global Affairs Canada.
  2. Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% of their part of eligible project costs through NRC IRAP to a project maximum of $600,000 over 12 to 36 months.

5.2 Funding for R&D project participants in Korea

  1. The R&D budget provided by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and managed by KIAT is open to all types of companies from Korean side with registered R&D laboratories.
  2. Project funding consists of government contributions and civilian dues (cash and in-kind). The amount of government contributions will vary depending on the type of executing organizations and project in accordance with ‘Common Operational Regulations for the Industrial Technology Innovation Programs’.
  3. Projects should be no more than 3 years in duration and may receive up to 700,000,000 KRW based on the funding percentages table below:
ClassificationShare of government contributions in executing organization’s project budgetShare of cash in executing organization’s civilian dues
Large company33% or less60% or more
Mid-tier company50% or less50% or more
SME67% or less40% or more
Other100% or lessTo be borne if necessary

6. Proposal submission process

All project participants must submit a proposal to their respective funding agency. Failure to submit all required documents to NRC IRAP or KIAT will result in the project consortium being ineligible for funding.

6.1 Canadian applicants

Canadian applicants must first register online in order to receive an Expression of Interest form. Please click on the link below to access the registration button on the NRC-IRAP page which will make it possible to complete the online registration form with all required information.

https://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/irap/about/international/index.html?action=view&id=8#register

March 15, 2019 by 19:00 EST is the deadline to submit the Canadian Expression of Interest (EOI) form.

Expressions of interest will be reviewed to determine if your organization, project, and consortium meet the CIIP and NRC IRAP eligibility guidelines for this call for proposals. Only those who are eligible will be invited to submit a full project proposal.

May 30, 2019 by 19:00 EST is the deadline to submit the International Consortium Project Proposal (ICPP). The ICPP Form and submission instructions will be provided to your organization by the NRC IRAP International Office if it is demonstrated in your EOI that your organization, project, and consortium meet the CIIP and NRC IRAP eligibility guidelines for this call for proposals.

For a Canadian applicant to be considered for funding all of the following elements must be submitted to NRC IRAP by the application deadline:

  1. International Consortium Project Proposal form
  2. International Consortium Project Proposal form signed signature pages
  3. A well-developed (but unsigned) draft International Consortium Agreement

6.2 Korean applicants

May 30, 2019 by 18:00 KST is the deadline to submit the International Consortium Project Proposal. Instructions and proposal documents are described on the KIAT website at www.kiat.or.kr

For a Korean applicant to be considered for funding, all of the following elements must be submitted to KIAT by the application deadline:

  1. International Consortium Project Proposal Form completed in English containing signed signature pages
  2. A well-developed (but unsigned) draft International Consortium Agreement* written in English
  3. Any additional documents as instructed by KIAT

    * The minimum requirements for the consortium agreement are as follows:

    1. Names of all project partners
    2. Description of the project aims and differentiation of the subprojects of the partners including their working plans with person-month (for this the common application proposals can be declared as part of the agreement)
    3. A clause that provides for both partners to be informed if third parties are involved in the project

Korean applicants must contact KIAT directly for information on Korean eligibility criteria and application requirements.

7. Evaluation

KIAT in Korea and NRC IRAP in Canada will carry out independent evaluations of each Full Project Proposal in accordance with their national/institutional laws and regulations.

A proposal will be considered selected under this agreement if both KIAT and NRC IRAP jointly decide to approve and fund it.

8. Notification of the results

The partners from Korea and from Canada whose proposals have been selected will be informed of the result and the amount of funding by their respective funding body by July 2019. They will then proceed to complete Contribution Agreements with their respective funding bodies.

9. Project funding and monitoring

The release of funds, project monitoring, and reporting requirements will be according to the terms of each organization's Contribution Agreement with their national funding body.

10. Contact us

Canada
Mr. Wei Ning, NRC IRAP CIIP-Korea National Program Coordinator
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP)
Email: Wei.Ning@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Korea
Mr. Hwan-il Yoo, Senior Researcher
Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)
Email: koreatech@kiat.or.kr

Canada – São Paulo Cooperation in Industrial Research and Innovation 2018

Working together, the Government of Canada and the São Paulo Research Foundation in Brazil aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with high potential for commercialization. This Call for Proposals (CfP) is open to companies from Canada and São Paulo, Brazil who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian and São Paulo participants. Canadian companies are eligible for up to $600,000 and São Paulo-based firms for up to R$1 million per project. Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions for products, technology based services or methods which have strong market potential.

In Canada, this bilateral program is managed by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).  It is managed in Brazil by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).

1. Key dates & milestones for overall process

Launch of R&D Call for Proposals: August 8, 2018

Canadian Expression of Interest Deadline: October 15, 2018 (requirement for Canadian applicants only)

Full Project Proposal Submission Deadline: extended to December 14, 2018

Notification of Successful Proposals: May 2, 2019

Executed Funding Agreement and Project Start: beginning in July 2019

2. Eligibility

Proposals must be collaboratively prepared and submitted by companies in Canada and in the State of São Paulo, Brazil according to the following eligibility criteria:

Canada:

São Paulo, Brazil:

The following Joint Requirements also apply:

The joint R&D project should aim at the development of products/processes leading to commercialization in the global market or in Brazil. Additionally, the proposals must demonstrate all of the following requirements:

  1. The products/processes to be developed must be highly innovative and have significant commercial potential;
  2. The partners in Canada and in São Paulo, Brazil, must agree in advance on an IP rights agreement and on a commercialization strategy for the product or process;
  3. The partners in Canada and in São Paulo, Brazil, must be capable of implementing the project and funding their respective share;
  4. The project should demonstrate the scientific and technological contribution of the participants from both countries; and
  5. The project must demonstrate adequate balance and significance for both partners.

Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

3. Funding value and matching funds

Selected R&D projects will be eligible to receive funding from the Global Affairs Canada’s Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) delivered through NRC IRAP and from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Funds will be provided in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures established by each organization, and/or each jurisdiction/country. Although the type and value of individual contributions allocated to a R&D project may vary, one country cannot represent more than 70% of the total project budget.

FAPESP and NRC IRAP will jointly select proposals according to the norms, conditions and funding limits of each of Party, stated below in section 3.1 (for NRC IRAP) and 3.2 (for FAPESP).

3.1 Funding for R&D project participants in Canada

  1. Canada will fund projects under the terms, conditions and funding limits of CIIP managed by Global Affairs Canada.
  2. Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% of their part of eligible project costs through NRC IRAP to a project maximum of $600,000 over 12-36 months.

3.2 Funding for R&D project participants in the State of São Paulo

  1. FAPESP will fund projects under the terms, conditions and funding limits of the FAPESP’s Small Business Innovative Research–Phase 2 in the State of Sao Paulo.
  2. Funding to be granted is for Principal Investigators associated with Small Businesses.
  3. Under this call, FAPESP will not fund fellowships for the Principal Investigator and/or Co-Principal Investigators.

4. Submission of proposals

All project participants must submit a proposal to their respective funding agency.  Failure to submit all required documents to NRC IRAP and/or FAPESP will result in the project consortium being ineligible for funding. 

  1. Applicants from Canada:
    Canadian applicants must be registered as NRC IRAP clients to be considered for funding through this CfP.  If your organization is not already an NRC IRAP client and is based in Ontario, please contact IRAP.International.PARI@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca to be assigned an Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA).  If your organization is not already an NRC IRAP client and is based outside of Ontario, please contact the NRC IRAP office at 1-877-994-4727 to be assigned an ITA.
     
    October 15, 2018, by 19:00 EST
    is the deadline to register interest in the CfP by submitting the Canadian Expression of Interest (EOI) form.  This form is provided upon request by the IRAP International Office.  Please email IRAP.International.PARI@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca to obtain the EOI form*.
     
    *The EOI form will not be provided unless your organization has registered as a client with NRC IRAP.
     
    EOIs will be reviewed to determine if your organization, project, and consortium meet the CIIP and IRAP eligibility guidelines for this CfP.  Only those who are eligible will be invited to submit a full project proposal.
     
    December 14, 2018, by 19:00 EST is the deadline to submit the International Consortium Project Proposal (ICPP).  The ICPP Form and submission instructions will be provided to your organization by the IRAP International Office if it is demonstrated in your EOI that your organization, project, and consortium meet the CIIP and IRAP eligibility guidelines for this CfP.
     
    For a Canadian applicant to be considered for funding all of the following elements must be submitted to NRC IRAP by the application deadline:
    1. International Consortium Project Proposal form;
    2. International Consortium Project Proposal form signed signature pages; and
    3. a well developed (but unsigned) draft International Consortium Agreement.
       
  2. Applicants from the State of São Paulo: 
    December 14, 2018,
    is the deadline to submit the International Consortium Project Proposal/Bilateral Cooperation Form.  Instructions and proposal documents are described on the FAPESP website at http://fapesp.br/pipe.  The proposal must be submitted to FAPESP in English. 
    For a Brazilian applicant to be considered for funding all of the following elements must be submitted to FAPESP by the application deadline:
    1. International Consortium Project Proposal/Bilateral Cooperation Form containing signed signature pages and
    2. all documents as instructed in the FAPESP SAGe System on the FAPESP website.
  3. Brazilian applicants must contact FAPESP directly for information on Brazilian eligibility criteria and application requirements.

5. Evaluation and selection of the projects

  1. FAPESP in São Paulo and NRC IRAP in Canada will carry out independent evaluations of each Full Project Proposal in accordance with their National/Institutional Laws and Regulations.
  2. A proposal will be considered selected under this agreement if both FAPESP and NRC IRAP jointly decide to approve and fund it.

NRC IRAP and FAPESP will evaluate the submitted proposals and communicate the results approximately 5 months after the call for proposals deadline has passed.

6. Publication of the results

The partners from São Paulo, Brazil, and from Canada whose proposals have been selected will be informed of the result and the amount of funding by their respective funding body.

7. Contact Information

Canada
Mr. Andrew Bauder
IRAP CIIP-Brazil National Program Coordinator
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP)
Email: Andrew.Bauder@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

São Paulo, Brazil
Patrícia Pereira Tedeschi
Gerente de Área Científica - Pesquisa para Inovação/NUPLITEC Diretoria Científica
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Email:  Chamada_nrc@fapesp.br

CIIRDF Request for Proposals (CFP) for Canada-Israel R&D Projects 2018

The CIIP program is delivered in Israel by the Canada-Israel Industrial Research Foundation (CIIRDF).  CIIRDF has just launched a request for proposals to support Canadian SMEs to validate, adapt, and co-develop technologies with Israeli companies.  CIIRDF will give special consideration to projects in the following areas: Information and Communication Technologies (including cyber, fintech); Life Sciences; Aerospace; Clean tech and sustainable tech (including water, renewables); energy (oil and gas); and Agriculture and agrifood (including agri-tech).  The summary proposal deadline is May 31, 2018 and a proposal template can be found on CIIRDF’s website.  All questions should be directed to Ms. Tomoko Nishino at CIIRDF Canada: tomoko@ciirdf.ca.

Note: Websites hosted outside of the Government of Canada network may not be available in both official languages.

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

Canada – Korea Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Program 2018

1. Scope

Working together, the Governments of Canada and Korea aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with high potential for commercialization. This Call for Proposals (CFP) is open to companies from Canada and Korea who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization.

Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions for products, technology based services or methods which have strong market potential.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian and Korean participants. Canadian companies are eligible for up to $600,000 and Korean firms for up to 700 million KRW.

This bilateral program is managed in Canada by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) and in Korea by the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT).

KIAT and NRC IRAP will evaluate the submitted proposals and communicate the results according to the Key dates defined below.

2. Call structure

The call invites partners to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects according to the following procedures:

2.1 Financing

Eligible project participants from Canada and Korea will finance their costs from their respective national funding schemes and complemented with their own resources.

Canada

Korea

ClassificationShare of government contributions in executing organization’s project budgetShare of cash in executing organization’s civilian dues
Large company33% or less60% or more
Mid-tier company50% or less50% or more
SME67% or less40% or more
Other100% or lessTo be borne if necessary

2.2 Key dates:

2.3 Sectors of focus:

2.4 Minimum requirements

Project results must contribute to the development of commercial products, processes and / or technical services. The project proposals must comply with the following guidelines:

Canadian Eligibility

Korean Eligibility

2.5 Submission Guidelines

Canada

Korea

3. Contact details:

Canada
Mr. Perry Quan
IRAP CIIP Korea National Program Coordinator (NPC)
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP)
Email: IRAP.International.PARI@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Telephone: 1-877-994-4727 (Toll-free in Canada)
(Preferred method of contact via email)

Korea
Mr. Hwan-il Yoo
Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)
Email: koreatech@kiat.or.kr
Telephone: 02-6009-3185

Canada – India Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Program 2018 – Call for proposals

1.0 Scope

Working together, the Governments of Canada and India aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development projects with high potential for commercialization. This call for proposals (CFP) is open to companies from Canada and India who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian and Indian participants. Canadian companies are eligible for up to $600,000 and Indian firms for up to INR 150 lakhs.

This bilateral program is managed in Canada by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) and in India by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA)

2.0 Call structure

The call invites partners to present proposals for industrial R&D projects until June 19, 2018 according to the following procedures.

2.1 Financing

Eligible project participants from Canada and India will finance their costs from their respective national funding schemes and complemented with their own resources.

Canada

India

2.2 Key dates

2.3 Sectors of focus

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

2.4 Minimium requirements

Project results must contribute to the development of commercial products, processes and / or technical services. The project proposals must comply with the following guidelines:

Canadian eligibility:

Indian eligibility:

2.5 Submission guidelines

Canada

India

3.0 Matchmaking

Canada

India

4.0 Contact details

Canada

Mr. Neil Kochar
IRAP CIIP India National Program Coordinator (NPC)
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP)
Email: IRAP.International.PARI@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
(Preferred method of contact via email)

India

Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA)

Mr. Nilesh Patel
Telephone : +91 11 4288 8009
Email : nilesh.patel@gita.org.in

Ms. Deepanwita Mukherjee
Telephone : +91 11 4288 8004
Email : deepanwita.mukherjee@gita.org.in

Canada – China Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Program 2018

1. Scope

Working together, the Governments of Canada and China aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with high potential for commercialization. This Call for Proposals (CFP) is open to companies from Canada and China who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization.

Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions for products, technology based services or methods which have strong market potential.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian and Chinese participants. Canadian companies are eligible for up to $600,000 and Chinese firms for up to one million RMB.

This bilateral program is managed in Canada by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) and in China by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

MOST and NRC IRAP will evaluate the submitted proposals and communicate the results within about 3 months after the call deadline.

2.0 Call structure

The call invites partners to present proposals for industrial R&D projects until May 8, 2018 according to the following procedures.

2.1 Financing

Eligible project participants from Canada and China will finance their costs from their respective national funding schemes and complemented with their own resources.

Canada

China

 2.2 Key dates

2.3 Sectors of focus

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

2.4 China Cities Targeted

Canada will give priority to projects with Chinese partners in the following cities:

Projects with Chinese partners in other cities can also be proposed, but may be given a lower priority for funding.

2.5 Minimum requirements

Project results must contribute to the development of commercial products, processes and / or technical services. The project proposals must comply with the following guidelines:

Canadian eligibility

Chinese eligibility

2.6 Submission guidelines

Canada

China

3.0 Contact details

Canada

Mr. Wei Ning
IRAP CIIP China, National Program Coordinator (NPC)
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP)
Email: Wei.Ning@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Telephone: + 604-812-1971
(Preferred method of contact via email)

China

Ms. Lin Xiyan
China Science and Technology Exchange Center, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
Email:linxy@cstec.org.cn
Telephone: + 86-10-6857-3441

CIIRDF Request for Proposals (CFP) for Canada-Israel R&D Projects 2017

The CIIP program is delivered in Israel by the Canada-Israel Industrial Research Foundation (CIIRDF).  CIIRDF has just launched a request for proposals to support Canadian SMEs to validate, adapt, and co-develop technologies with Israeli companies.  CIIRDF will give special consideration to projects in the following areas: Information and Communication Technologies (including cyber, fintech); Life Sciences; Aerospace; Clean tech and sustainable tech (including water, renewables); energy (oil and gas); and Agriculture and agrifood (including agri-tech).  The summary proposal deadline is October 6, 2017 and a proposal template can be found on CIIRDF’s website.  All questions should be directed to Ms. Tomoko Nishino at CIIRDF Canada: tomoko@ciirdf.ca.

Note: Websites hosted outside of the Government of Canada network may not be available in both official languages.

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

Canada – São Paulo Cooperation in Industrial Research and Innovation 2017

Working together, the Governments of Canada and Brazil aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with high potential for commercialization. This Call for Proposals (CFP) is open to companies from Canada and São Paulo, Brazil who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization.

Industrial Research and Development Projects should demonstrate the technological and mutually beneficial contribution of the participants from both countries as well as address specific market needs or challenges and demonstrate high industrial relevance and commercial potential.

Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions for products, technology based services or methods which have strong market potential.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian and São Paulo participants. Canadian companies are eligible for up to $600,000 and São Paulo-based firms for up to 1M Reias per project.

This bilateral program is managed in Canada by Global Affairs Canada and delivered in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and in Brazil by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).

NRC-IRAP and FAPESP will evaluate the submitted proposals and communicate the results within approximately 7 months after the call for proposals deadline has passed.

Announcing the FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS between Canada and São Paulo:

1. Key dates & Milestones for Overall Process:

Deadline:

Release of R&D Call for Proposals: September 5, 2017

Deadline for Canadian applicants to register by submitting a Company Profile Form: October 6, 2017

Full Application Deadline: December 8, 2017

Notification of Successful Proposals: April 20, 2018

Executed Grant Agreements and starting of the projects: May 22, 2018

2. Eligibility

Proposals must be collaboratively prepared and submitted by companies in Canada and in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, according to the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Canada:
    • Be incorporated, profit-oriented small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, incorporated in Canada;
    • Be ready to collaborate with the São Paulo partner on an industrial R&D project;
    • Be intended to grow and generate profits through the development and commercialization of innovative, technology-driven, new or improved products, services, or processes.
    • Canada reserves the right to prioritize submissions that align with Canada-Brazil Joint Committee priority industry sectors (ocean science and technology, sustainable technology/green energy, life sciences, ICT, and nanotechnology).
  2. São Paulo, Brazil:
    • Researchers associated to a small business (less than 250 employees) established in the State of Sao Paulo.
    • Be ready to collaborate with the Canadian partner on an industrial R&D project;

Note: Proposals submitted to FAPESP must follow the rules of FAPESP’s Small Business Innovative Research (PIPE), except if explicitly indicated in this CFP

Note: the following Joint Requirements also apply:

The joint R&D project should aim at the development of products/processes leading to commercialization in the global market or in Brazil. Additionally, the proposals must demonstrate all of the following requirements:

  1. The products/processes to be developed must be highly innovative and with significant commercial potential;
  2. The partners in Canada and in São Paulo, Brazil, must agree in advance on an IP rights agreement and on a commercialization strategy for the product or process;
  3. The partners in Canada and in São Paulo, Brazil, must be capable of implementing the project and funding their respective share;
  4. The project should demonstrate the scientific and technological contribution of the participants from both countries; and
  5. The project must demonstrate adequate balance and significance for both partners.

3. Funding Value and Matching Funds

Selected R&D projects will be eligible to receive funding from the Government of Canada’s Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) and FAPESP in the State of Sao Paulo. CIIP is managed by Global Affairs Canada and delivered in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) in Brazil.

Funds will be provided in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures established by each organization, and/or each jurisdiction/country. Although the individual type and value of individual contributions allocated to a R&D project may vary, one country cannot represent more than 70% of the total project budget.

FAPESP and NRC-IRAP will jointly select proposals, according to the norms, conditions and funding limits of each of the Parties, as presented at item 3.1 to FAPESP and item 3.2 to NRC-IRAP.

3.1 Funding for R&D Project Participants in the State of São Paulo

  1. FAPESP will fund projects under the terms, conditions and funding limits of the FAPESP’s Small Business Innovative Research– Phase 2  in the State of Sao Paulo.
  2. Funding to be granted is for Principal Investigators associated to Small Businesses.
  3. Under this call, FAPESP will not fund fellowships for the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigators.

3.2 Funding for R&D Project Participants in Canada

  1. Canada will fund projects under the terms, conditions and funding limits of the Canadian International Innovation Program managed by Global Affairs Canada.
  2. Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% of their part of eligible project costs through NRC-IRAP to a project maximum of $600,000.

4. Submission of proposals

  1. ALL: The bilateral cooperation form must be signed by the partners from São Paulo, Brazil and from Canada and submitted to FAPESP and NRC-IRAP (within the published deadline of the Call).
  2. Applicants from Canada must register no later than October 6, 2017, by submitting the Company Profile Document (available from your NRC-IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA).

    Please email the completed document to Andrew.Bauder@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca and c/c your IRAP ITA.

    If not already an NRC-IRAP client, applicants should contact the NRC-IRAP office (1-877-994-4727) to have an ITA assigned to you.

    The bilateral cooperation form for this call will be provided upon determination of client eligibility as per CIIP guidelines based upon the information provided in the Company Profile Document. The information collected for registration will also facilitate matchmaking and partnership development with Brazilian companies in advance of the application submission. 
  3. Applicants from the State of Sao Paulo are required to submit a proposal containing the items described on the SAGe System, according to the instructions on the FAPESP website fapesp.br/pipe. The proposal must be submitted to FAPESP in English.

5. Evaluation and selection of the projects

  1. FAPESP in São Paulo and NRC-IRAP in Canada will carry out independent evaluations of each joint R&D proposal in accordance with their National/Institutional Laws and Regulations.
  2. A proposal will be considered selected under this agreement if both FAPESP and NRC-IRAP jointly decide to approve and fund it.

6. Publication of the Results

The partners from São Paulo, Brazil, and from Canada whose proposals have been selected will be informed of the result and the amount of funding by their respective implementing organization.

7. Contact Information

Canada

Mr. Andrew Bauder
IRAP CIIP Brazil National Program Coordinator
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
Email: Andrew.Bauder@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

São Paulo, Brazil

Patrícia Pereira Tedeschi
Chamada_nrc@fapesp.br

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding

Canada – Brazil Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Program 2017 Pilot Call for Proposals

Scope

Working together, the Governments of Canada and Brazil aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with high potential for commercialization. This pilot Call for Proposals (CFP) is open to companies from Canada and Brazil who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization. 

As it is a pilot, this Call for Proposals is focused exclusively on developing diagnostic technologies for human health applications.

Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions for products, technology based services or methods which have strong market potential.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian companies and Brazilian partners. Canadian companies are eligible for up to $600,000.

This bilateral program is managed in Canada by Global Affairs Canada and delivered in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and in Brazil by Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (FINEP).

FINEP and NRC-IRAP will evaluate the submitted proposals and communicate the results to all applicants approximately 5 months after the deadline for submitting joint applications.

Call structure

The call invites Canadian SMEs and Brazilian eligible partners to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects until November 27, 2017, according to the following procedures.

Financing

Eligible project participants from Canada and Brazil will finance the costs of the R&D project from their respective national funding mechanisms, complemented with their own resources.

Canada
Brazil

Key dates & Milestones for Overall Process:

  1. Pilot Call for Proposal (CFP) Launch – August 28, 2017
  2. Joint Proposal Submission in Brazil and Canada — Deadline to apply: November 27, 2017
    • Submission of joint project applications (application forms available from FINEP for Brazilian companies and NRC-IRAP for Canadian SMEs)
    • Screening and ranking of proposals
  3. Review and Decisions by Brazil and Canada (duration: December - March)
    • FINEP review in Brazil
    • NRC-IRAP review in Canada
    • Joint review between Brazil and Canada
  4. Announcement of Joint Decisions, Due Diligence and Funding Agreements
    • Expected date for funding decisions: April 30,2018
    • Final due diligence and funding approval
    • Funding Agreements and Project start – May 2018
  5. Project monitoring and release of funds
    • Monitoring, reporting, project milestone review (as per individual contribution agreement with respective national funding organization)
    • Release of funds based on results and milestones achieved (as per individual contribution agreement with respective national funding organization)

Sector of focus:

Minimum requirements

Project results must contribute to the development of commercial products, processes and/or technical services. The project proposals must comply with the following guidelines:

Canadian Eligibility
Brazilian Eligibility

Submission Guidelines

Canada
Brazil

Note: The Brazilian and Canadian project partners must agree on a cooperation agreement on possible intellectual property rights and market strategy. The draft of this agreement should be presented by the Brazilian applicant to Finep and by the Canadian applicant to NRC-IRAP. The formalized agreement will be mandatory by the time of the signature of the agreement with Finep. The draft and the final agreement shall contain the obligations of each partner (company and institution), from both countries; the country (ies) where the project will be executed; the share of each company and/or institution in the costs of the project; whether there will be other participants based in other countries and what obligations these participants will assume; the penalties in cases of breach of contract and the forums where the disputes will be settled, inter alia.

Contact details:

Canada

Mr. Andrew Bauder
IRAP CIIP Brazil National Program Coordinator
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
Email: Andrew.Bauder@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
(Preferred method of contact via email)

Brazil

Finep
Serviço de Atendimento ao Cliente - SEAC
Email: seac@finep.gov.br
Telephone: +55 21 2555-0555

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

Canada – Korea Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Program 2017

Scope

Working together, the Governments of Canada and Korea aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with high potential for commercialization. This Call for Proposals (CFP) is open to companies from Canada and Korea who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization.

Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions for products, technology based services or methods which have strong market potential.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian and Korean participants. Canadian companies are eligible for up to $600,000 and Korean firms for up to 700 million KRW.

This bilateral program is managed in Canada by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and in Korea by the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT).

KIAT and NRC-IRAP will evaluate the submitted proposals and communicate the results within about 3 months after the call deadline.

Call structure

The call invites partners to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects until September 8, 2017, according to the following procedures.

Financing

Eligible project participants from Canada and Korea will finance their costs from their respective national funding schemes and complemented with their own resources.

Canada
Korea
ClassificationShare of government contributions in executing organization’s project budgetShare of cash in executing organization’s civilian dues
Large company33% or less60% or more
Mid-tier company50% or less50% or more
SME67% or less40% or more
Other100% or lessTo be borne if necessary

Key dates & Milestones for Overall Process:

Sectors of focus:

Minimum requirements

Project results must contribute to the development of commercial products, processes and / or technical services. The project proposals must comply with the following guidelines:

Canadian Eligibility
Korean Eligibility

Submission Guidelines

Canada
Korea

Contact details:

Canada

Mr. Perry Quan
IRAP CIIP Korea National Program Coordinator (NPC)
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
Email: Perry.Quan@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
(Preferred method of contact via email)

Korea

Researcher, Eun-woo Song 
Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)
Email:  ew.song@kiat.or.kr
Telephone: +82  2 - 6009 - 3191

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

Canada – India Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Program 2017

Working together, the Governments of Canada and India aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development projects with high potential for commercialization. This request for proposals (RFP) is open to companies from Canada and India who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian and Indian participants. Canadian companies are eligible for up to $600,000 and Indian firms for up to INR 150 lakhs.

This bilateral program is managed in Canada by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and in India by the Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA).

Dates:

Launched: 12 January 2017 
Canadian Registration: 10 February 2017 - Now closed
The first phase of the project submission process is an Expressions of Interest (EOIs). Successful EOIs received before the deadline of 10 February 2017 will be selected by the first week of April. Applicants will be contacted after the initial selection process is complete.

New deadline to apply: 25 May 2017 (RFP) - The date is extended to accommodate the submission of partnership MOU.
This is the second phase of the project review process. The full project proposals will then be evaluated with funding decisions expected in August/September 2017.

Expected date for funding decisions: August/September 2017
Anticipated start date of projects: November 2017

Sectors of focus:

The Canadian application process:

Canadian Eligibility:

Funding:

Matchmaking:

NRC Industrial Technology Advisors (ITAs), and Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioners can help identify an Indian partner and answer questions about collaboration opportunities.

Contact details:

Mr. Neil Kochar
IRAP CIIP India National Program Coordinator (NPC)
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
Email: neil.kochar@nrc.ca
(Preferred method of contact via email)

The Indian Application Process:

Indian Eligibility:

Funding:

Matchmaking:

Applicants can consult GITA’s online Matchmaking process to find a suitable project partner.

Contact details:

Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA)
Mr. Vimal Kumar
Vimal.kumar@gita.org.in
+91 11 4288 8015

Mr. Nilesh Patel
Nilesh.patel@gita.org.in
+91 11 4288 8009

Milestones for Overall Process:

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

CIIRDF Call for Proposals (CFP) for Canada-Israel R&D Projects 2016

Deadline for Summary Proposal: July 15, 2016

Deadline for Full Applications: August 2, 2016

For the details see the CIIRDF website.

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

Canada – India Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Program 2016

Working together, the Governments of Canada and India aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development projects with high potential for commercialization. This request for proposals (RFP) is open to companies from Canada and India who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian and Indian participants. Canadian companies are eligible for up to $600,000 and Indian firms for up to INR 150 lakhs.

This bilateral program is managed in Canada by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and in India by the Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA).

Dates:

Launched 23 March 2016 - Closed 31 August 2016

On 18 November 2016 in New Delhi, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science and Technology of India, announced the selection of 5 technology development and commercialization partnership projects that are eligible for funding as a result of the first CIIP Call for Proposals.

Canadian applicants recommended for funding were selected from across the country and represent companies from British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. These Canadian companies are planning joint research and development projects with Indian counterparts in the clean tech, ICT, affordable healthcare and electronic system design manufacturing sectors. For full information, please see Minister Bains’ press release here.

Sectors of focus:

The Canadian application process:

Canadian Eligibility:

Funding:

Matchmaking:

NRC Industrial Technology Advisors (ITAs), and Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioners can help identify an Indian partner and answer questions about collaboration opportunities.

Contact details:

Mr. Patrick Sheedy
Industrial Technology Advisor
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
Email: patrick.sheedy@nrc.ca
Fax: 204-983-8835

The Indian Application Process:

Indian Eligibility:

Funding:

Matchmaking:

Applicants can consult GITA’s online Matchmaking process to find a suitable project partner.

Contact details:

Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA)
Mr. Vimal Kumar
Vimal.kumar@gita.org.in
+91 11 4577 2030

Mr. Nilesh Patel
Nilesh.patel@gita.org.in
+91 11 4577 2032

Milestones for Overall Process:

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

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