Please Note: The Build in Canada Innovation Program is no longer accepting applications. Interested businesses should explore the Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) program to access technology funding and federal procurement contracts.

The Build in Canada Innovation Program is a permanent, competitive first purchase program offered by the Canadian government. Canadian companies can submit a proposal for their innovative, pre-revenue products or services that have the potential to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the government.

Standard Component

  • Amount: Up to $500,000 contract value.
  • Timeline: Closed to new applications.
  • Eligibility: Product/Service must have minimum of 80% Canadian content, be pre-commercial and in the late stages of development. Canadian companies who own the IP for the product/service can submit a proposal that fits with one of the four categories: Environment, Health, Safety & Security, & Enabling Technologies.Please note:  Companies can submit one proposal per innovation. Each innovation must be distinct from the other(s). Companies can submit multiple proposals and multiple proposals can win. Proposals are evaluated on technical merit – essentially how innovative the product/service is in comparison with what is currently available.

Military Component

  • Amount: Up to $1,000,000 contract value.
  • Timeline: Closed to new applications.
  • Eligibility: Innovation that fits with the categories: Command & Support, Cyber-Security, Protecting the Soldier, Arctic and Maritime Security, In-Service Support, and Training Systems.

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Posted: October 11, 2013. Updated:November 19, 2018.