The SADI program provides funding to Canadian companies working in the aerospace and defence sector to develop new innovations that would be of benefit to the Canadian government and provide substantial improvements to the current state of the industry.

  • Amount: No minimum or maximum. Funds up to 40% of project costs as a loan repayable 15 years after project end.
  • Timeline: Open; continuous intake.
  • Eligibility: Incorporated Canadian companies of any size working in the aerospace, defences, space and security sector that have an innovative product, service or process that is a substantial improvement on current state of the art. Projects must involve an academic partner and be 2-5 years in length.

Top SADI Resources

  • Overview Blog: Read this overview to learn more about the funding amount, eligibility factors, timeline, and more.
  • Eligibility Blog: Find out if you business qualifies for $275,000 to $300M in funding through the SADI initiative.

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