Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)

The Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) fosters and supports collaborative industrial research and development projects with high potential for commercialization between Canada and partner countries. It also stimulates bilateral science and technology networking and matchmaking activities to further new partnerships and accelerate the commercialization of research and development. The CIIP is a “seed fund”, meaning that various other public and private sector participants are also encouraged to bring science and technology expertise and funds of their own to the bilateral relationship. Partner countries are: Brazil, China, India, Israel, and South Korea.

CIIP is a funding program offered by Global Affairs Canada and is delivered in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) for Brazil, China, India and South Korea. The program is delivered by The Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF) for Israel.

Update (May 15, 2017)

Canada and India launched the 2017 Request for Proposals on January 12, 2017.

The Canada-South Korea Science, Technology and Innovation agreement has now been signed and when it comes into force a call for proposals will be held with South Korea.

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Program Overview

Obtain more general information on the program.

Requests for Proposals

See the Requests for Proposals.

Electronic Updates

Follow this link to register to receive program updates by email.

Partnership Development Activities for Eligible Canadian Participants


Request for Expression of Interest for the Canadian AgTech Mission, May 1-6, 2017 in the cities of Ribeirão Preto, Piracicaba and São Paulo, Brazil.

Request for Expression of Interest for the Canadian BioTech Mission, October 26 - 28, 2016, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Request for Expressions of Interest for the Canadian Clean Technologies Mission to Hong Kong & Shenzhen, June 5 - 6, 2017

Request for Expressions of Interest for the Medical Device/Health Care Mission to China, March 21-24, 2017, Beijing and Tianjin, China.

Request for Expressions of Interest for the Canadian Financial Technologies Mission to Hong Kong, January 16-20, 2017.


Request for Expression of Interest for the Smart Cities Mission, February 6-10, 2017. Hosted by the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi.

Canadian Water and Wastewater Delegation to India, August 22-25, 2016. Hosted by the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi.



South Korea



FINEP (in Portuguese only)


November 8, 2016 - Minister Bains Announces First 5 CIIP Projects While in India.

June 6, 2016 - CIIRDF Launches New Call for Canada-Israel R&D Projects.

April 9, 2016 - Canadian businesses now open to opportunities in São Paulo following NRC agreement with the state's Research Foundation.

April 7, 2016 - Igniting innovation through collaboration: Agreement with Brazil's national innovation organization creates opportunities for Canadian industry.

March 23, 2016 - The National Research Council of Canada and India's Global Innovation Technology Alliance signed a Letter of Intent and launched the first joint Request for Proposal under CIIP.

February 25, 2016 - The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Research Council of Canada sign an agreement to encourage innovative collaboration.

Contact Us

Science, Technology and Innovation Division
Global Affairs Canada