Technology Demonstration Program (TDP) | Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)

Value: Up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $54,000,000.


The Technology Demonstration Program (TDP) was launched in 2013. It provides non-repayable contributions to support one or more large-scale research and development (R&D) projects per year in the Aerospace, Defence, Space and Security sector. Projects supported by the program are expected to:

  • Ensure a concentration of technology development in priority areas with significant potential for broad based and long-term economic benefits
  • Be the basis for the next-generation of manufacturing, technical capabilities and services in Canada
  • Generate material economic benefits for Canada in the longer term


  • Funding under the TDP is generally given to collaborative groups of Eligible Recipients. Eligible Recipients for funding under TDP are corporations incorporated pursuant to the laws of Canada that carry on business in Canada and propose to conduct industrial research and technology demonstration activities with Aerospace, Defence, Space and Security (A&D) applications, as well as Canadian universities or colleges and Canadian research institutes
  • Eligible Recipients are categorized as Lead Recipients and Partner Recipients
  • A Lead Recipient is normally an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or a Tier 1 supplier and will be responsible to submit a project application and manage the project. At a minimum, the Partner Recipients must include one small or medium-sized Canadian corporation and one Academic Institution (accredited Canadian universities, colleges or affiliated research institutes)

Eligible Projects:

Project activities are to be in the range of Technology Readiness Level (TRL) one (1) through six (6). Eligible Activities are industrial research and technology demonstration in A&D carried out by the Eligible Recipients. The combination of these Eligible Activities constitutes an Eligible Project.

  • Industrial research means the efforts and activities aimed at the discovery of new knowledge, typically related to Technology Readiness Level one through three, with the objective that such knowledge may be useful in developing new products, processes or services or in bringing about an improvement to existing products, processes or services
  • Large-scale technology demonstration means the efforts and activities aimed at advancing new technology from the laboratory to test and validate it in increasingly realistic settings, typically related to Technology Readiness Levels four through six with the objective that a successfully demonstrated technology may be further developed into product specific applications, and then tested and certified in an operational environment

Deadline: Ongoing

Contact: Industrial Technologies Office | 1-800-266-7531 |


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