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CanExport Innovation │ Government of Canada


Up to $75,000


Innovators from Canadian organizations may access up to $75,000 in funding to assist with research and development (R&D) for a single technology. CanExport Innovation will cover up to 75% of costs to pursue and sign collaborative R&D agreements with international partners and investors.

Eligible Applicants

Accept proposals from:

  • Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Canadian academic institutions
  • Canadian non-government research centres

To be eligible, your organization must:

  • be registered in Canada
  • have a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business number
  • own, co-own, or have decision-making authority over the intellectual property (IP) rights for the technology
  • have a prototype (Technology Readiness Level 4 or higher)
  • intend to commercially launch the technology within 5 years

Eligible Expenses

Non-travel expenses:

  • Registering for a secure video conferencing platform
  • Registering for virtual events
  • Rental of audio/ visual equipment
  • Promotional materials
  • Translation or interpretation services
  • Shipping
  • Certification
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Consulting/ Legal fees

Travel-dependent expenses

  • Economy class airfare
  • Per diem
  • Single entry visas
  • Ground transportation
  • Renting meeting rooms
  • In-person event registration

Deadline Date

  The program is now accepting applications for projects starting next fiscal year (2022-23), i.e. for activities being held between April 1, 2022 and March 2023.
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