Working together, the governments of Canada and Germany 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 Germany who wish to form project consortia to perform collaborative projects focused on developing innovative materials, processes, technology, processes, or products for large-scale, low-carbon hydrogen technologies within their energy systems.
The Canadian SME applicant must:
- be an incorporated, profit-oriented small or medium-sized business in Canada
- have 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees
- pursue growth and profit by developing and commercializing innovative, technology-driven new or improved products, services or processes in Canada
- have a differentiated and protectable technology that could become competitive in global markets
- have sufficient working capital and resources to undertake a multi-year R&D collaboration and commercialize the results
- be committed to significant growth through international market expansion
Preference may be given to SME applicants who:
- have a minimum of 15 full-time equivalent employees
- have commercialized one or more products domestically or internationally
- have greater than $500,000 CAD in annual revenue
Canadian research institutions
- eligible recipients are Canadian research institutions (e.g., post-secondary institutions, research and technology organizations)
- eligible institutions must perform collaborative research and development and/or prototype development which supports research, development, adoption and/or adaptation of innovative or technology-driven products, services or processes
- NRC researchers’ project-related work must support the advancement of NRC’s Materials for Clean Fuels Challenge program or the NRC’s Artificial Intelligence for Logistics Supercluster Support Program objectives
German eligibility requirements
Please consult the DLR Project Management Agency call for proposals announcement for German eligibility requirements.
- Canadian SMEs: Eligible Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of $600,000 CAD.
- Canadian research institutions: Eligible Canadian research institutions may receive funding of up to 100% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $100,000 CAD per year. Indirect (i.e. overhead) costs may represent up to 10% of total eligible project costs.
- NRC researchers: NRC researchers may request up to $50,000 CAD per year to cover incremental operating costs. Eligible operational costs include research related expenses such as: student research staff salaries or stipends (e.g., students or post-doctoral fellows), consumables, minor capital acquisitions, workshops, consortium in-person meeting coordination expenses, and travel.
Deadline DateCanadian Expression of Interest deadline: December 10, 2021; International Consortium Project Proposal deadline: March 21, 2022.
Contact Name: NRC IRAP
Phone Number: 1-877-994-4727