Alberta-Germany Collaboration Fund for Product Development and Commercialization | German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR)

Value: Maximum $250,000


The overarching goal of the Alberta-Germany Collaboration Fund for Product Development and Commercialization program is to help participants become more globally competitive by developing innovative technologies and research based alliances with the potential to foster economic growth. Further goals include:

  • Connecting industry players and researchers across multiple jurisdictions
  • Development of new models of collaboration between Alberta and Germany that leverage key research & technology capabilities, address common priorities, and accelerate the commercialization of technology
  • Launching revolutionary product development and commercialization projects that aim to bring new products and services to market, and deliver economic benefits to citizens in both jurisdictions


  • Albertan SME’s (1 to 499 employees and less than $50 million in gross revenues). Albertan SMEs are defined as incorporated for-profit companies, sole proprietorships or partnerships with an office and employees in Alberta
  • The company needs to have a significant technology development presence in Alberta
  • German partners can be small or medium-sized enterprises, as well as larger companies or independent research institutions
  • Must be at least one German SME to apply to our German funding partner ZIM (“Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand”), but research institutions and universities are also eligible for funding on the German side. All proposals to the program must involve an industry partner from each jurisdiction with an interest in commercialization

Eligible Expenses:

  • Alberta-based project personnel (i.e. researchers, engineers, technicians, tradesman, consultants, contractors, project management and support staff when involved in project activity)
  • Instruments and equipment required for the project (except when disposed of on a commercial basis after the project is over)
  • Other project-specific expenses including materials and supplies and travel expenses for trips to Germany related to project activities (travel expenses are limited to 10% of program funds, but applicants can contribute further funds for additional travel)
  • IP management, market assessment, fees for service labs

Deadline: Ongoing

Contact: German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research | 1-780-492-4287 |


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