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Canada – Spain 2022 collaborative industrial research and development call for proposals


up to 50% reimbursement of eligible project costs up to a maximum total funding amount of $500,000 CAD over 12 to 36 months.


Working together, the governments of Canada and Spain 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 Spain who wish to form project consortia to perform collaborative projects focused on developing innovative products, processes, or technology-based services with a civilian purpose in any technological and market area.

Eligible Applicants

This call for proposals is open to projects in all sectors that are civilian in nature.

  • To be considered for funding, the Canadian 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 1 or more products domestically or internationally
    • have greater than $500,000 CAD in annual revenue.

Eligible Expenses

Eligible Projects:

  • The project must focus on co-development, adaptation, and/or validation of an innovative product, process, or technology-based service that has:
    • substantial commercial potential and outcomes that can be realized within 2-3 years of completion of the project
    • a civilian (non-military) purpose
  • The project must demonstrate:
    • a complementary technological contribution from each partner
    • an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants
    • a balanced contribution between project partners and countries (i.e. no more than 70% of the effort contributed by any one partner or country)

Deadline Date

  Canadian registration deadline: August 17, 2022; Canadian expression of interest deadline: August 31, 2022; International consortium project proposal deadline: October 31, 2022


Contact Name: Eric Holdrinet (NRC IRAP National Program Coordinator for Eureka)

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