SD Tech Fund – Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Receive up to $2,000,000 to $4,000,000 in Grant Funding.

Without requiring repayment of funds or ownership of intellectual property, Sustainable Development Technology Canada helps achieve national environmental goals of improving water, soil and air quality and reducing the effects of climate change. The fund supports late stage development of pre-commercialization strategies of Clean Technologies. Projects are evaluated based on capabilities in technology, marketing, and business (funding and partnerships). Supports cost of capital items, goods and services, labour costs, and depreciation expenses.

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SD Tech Fund – SDTC

Amount of Funding

Up to 40% of project costs to a maximum $2,000,000 to $4,000,000 in non-repayable funding. Sustainable Development Technology Canada funds, on average, 33% of project costs for a total average contribution of $3,000,000, with funds dispersed in five years or less.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

SD Tech Fund – SDTC

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for Sustainable Development Technology Canada funding for cleantech, applicants must have:

  • a Canadian company with a defined project;
  • a strong end-user value proposition;
  • the potential to attract a consortia partner to validate the market need; and
  • demonstrated environmental and economic benefits for Canadians.
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SD Tech Fund – SDTC

Eligible Activities

SDTC funds projects that advance technology development to commercialization or accelerate and scale-up cleantech solutions. SDTC helps companies advance the technology development and/or demonstration required to secure their first paying customer. This is typically achieved through the provision of both the technical and economic performance of the proposed technology and demonstrating its ability to solve a problem experienced by the customer.

Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

SD Tech Fund – SDTC

Program Deadline

Applications for funding are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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