Testing Stream Call for Prototypes- Innovative Solutions Canada- 2023


Innovative Solutions Canada


Testing Stream

For More Information

See Innovative Solutions Canada Open Funding Opportunities Website. 


Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) is an initiative designed to stimulate technology research, development and commercialization of Canadian innovations. The program's Challenge Stream and Testing Stream help startups, small/medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and academia overcome technology testing and development hurdles so that they can produce globally-demanded products and services while also improving government operations.

ISC has announced three new opportunities via the testing stream. ISC is seeking pre-commercial innovative prototypes in the following fields:

Quantum technologies are at the cutting edge of science and innovation. As an enabling platform, quantum is leading to a new suite of technologies in computing, sensors, secure communications and advanced materials. These technologies will support the growth of key sectors such as computing, communications, health care, transportation, logistics, navigation and aerospace.


Small or medium enterprises (SMEs), large businesses, not for profit or academic institutions. 

See full eligibility requirements on the Innovative Solutions Canada Open Funding Opportunities Website

Funding Availability

Eligible innovators can receive up to $2.3M to have their prototypes tested in real-life settings.

Indirect Costs

Maximum amount of eligible costs is set at 15%.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Completed Call for Proposal included signed OR-5 form due to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline
Call for Proposal to be submitted to ISC. 

How to Apply

Applications are submitted by signing in to an existing account or creating a new one with your choice of secure login provider: either GCKey or a participating Government of Canada Sign-in Partner via the Innovative Solutions Canada Open Funding Opportunities Website

Before submitting a proposal, please read the solicitation documents under the Call for Proposals B6 - Innovative Solutions Canada - Testing Stream.

For Questions, please contact

Innovative Solutions Canada

Ingrid Harrington 

Office of Research

Devon Staaf, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office

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