Parliament of Canada in Ottawa, CanadaOriginally piloted as the Canada Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP), The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) is an Economic Action Plan 2012 commitment to add $95 million over 3 years and $40 million per year thereafter in order to make the program permanent.

The program aims to support innovation and create high-value jobs to support Canada’s economy.  BCIP helps companies overcome the pre-commercialization funding gap by giving them the opportunity display their products and services to the federal government for possible procurement.

How BCIP Benefits Small and Medium-sized Businesses

The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) helps Canadian companies through the following:

  • Awarding contracts to entrepreneurs with pre-commercialized, innovative products and services through a fair and transparent procurement process;
  • Offering an opportunity for firms to test goods or services and receive feedback on their performance;
  • Providing innovators an opportunity to enter the market place;
  • Providing important information on how to do business with the Government of Canada
  • Environment
  • Safety and security
  • Health
  • Enabling technologies

4 Areas of Innovation Targeted by BCIP

  • Environment
  • Safety and security
  • Health
  • Enabling technologies

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Ryan has a BA in economics, an MSc in management, and several published works including two books. As Marketing Analyst at Mentor Works, Ryan enjoys communicating with business owners & executives about government grants and funding available to help overcome obstacles to growth.

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