SD Tech Fund | Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

Value: Minimum $300,000. Maximum $15,000,000, up to 50% eligible costs.


The SD Tech Fund™ is designed to support the development and pre-commercial demonstration of cleantech solutions. Our aim is to increase each solution’s chances of successfully making it to the marketplace, and help Canadian entrepreneurs carry out their innovation efforts within Canada. We support only the most innovative technologies; those with the potential to meet market demand and to achieve Canada’s environmental and economic goals in priority areas.


  • You are developing an innovative technology that will displace an existing technology and will result in a quantifiable reduction of GHG emissions, reduction in contaminants to water, soil or air, and/or reduction in water consumption
  • You have the rights to the technology intellectual property and are developing that technology further towards commercialization
  • You are developing a technology that is currently beyond proof-of-concept but not yet commercial (Technology Readiness Level 3-7)
  • You can form a consortium comprised of at least 2 partners to contribute to your project
  • Your demonstration project is between 1 and 5 years in duration

Eligible Expenses:

  • Salaries and benefits, including administrative labour related to the Eligible Project,
  • Professional, scientific, technical and contractual services costs
  • Field testing services and feasibility studies related to the Eligible Project
  • Licence fees and permits
  • Supplies and equipment, laboratory and field supplies and materials
  • Purchase, installation, repair, upgrade, testing and commissioning of equipment, materials and products, including diagnostic and testing tools and instruments
  • Furniture (pro-rated amount as applicable)
  • Reasonable travel and conference expenses related to the Eligible Project
  • Printing and production services
  • Shipping costs, including customs costs
  • Utilities, waste removal, consumables
  • Data collection services, including processing, analysis and management
  • Communication, distribution and translation costs
  • Capital items specifically required for the delivery of the Eligible Project
  • The depreciation expense of capital items during the period of funding (i.e. cost of utilization) that have residual value as determined by GAAP

Deadline: Ongoing

Contact: Sustainable Development Technology Canada | 613-234-6313 |


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