Government of Canada
Build in Canada Innovation Program
The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) supports projects undertaken by companies, or university researchers, to bring their innovation to market and to solve government challenges, in a range of disciplines.
About the Program
The program helps innovators:
- land a first major reference sale,
- sell their innovation, but keep the intellectual property,
- get their innovation tested in a real-life setting and
- gain feedback to help get products to market faster
The program pays up to $500,000 for non-military innovations and up to $1,000,000 for military innovations.
The BCIP targets innovations in 10 priority areas.
Options for Innovators to Submit Proposals
There are two calls under the Build in Canada program through which innovators can submit their innovation to government:
- Call for proposals 007
Innovators can submit their proposals to the program when their innovation is at the right Technology Readiness Level (TRL).
Under call for proposals 007, innovations are evaluated on the merit of being innovative. Once pre-qualified, the program finds a testing partner. This call is open to submissions with no specific government challenge in mind.
- The challenge call for proposals pilot
Under the challenge call for proposals pilot, innovators submit proposals to address specific challenges issued by federal departments.
Innovations must also be at the right TRL. In the challenge call for proposals pilot, submissions are evaluated on the merit of being able to address challenges, and on the merit of being innovative.
This is an open call. Proposals are due to the Office of Research along with an OR-5 form two (2) weeks prior to submission to the sponsor.
Applications are accepted on an on-going basis until March 29, 2018.