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 soon South KoreaFootnote 1.
Update (November 25, 2016)
It is expected that new requests for proposals will be launched with CIIP partner countries in the coming months, including a second RFP with India expected in January 2017. See the Requests for Proposals section for full details.
Please also sign up to the CIIP Electronic Updates to have program updates sent to you. Negotiations for a science, technology, and innovation agreement with South Korea have concluded, and once the agreement comes into force, a call for proposals will also be held with 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 until March 31, 2017 by The Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF) for Israel.
Obtain more general information on the program.
See the Requests for Proposals.
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 BioTech Mission, October 26 - 28, 2016, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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.
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.
Science, Technology and Innovation Division
Global Affairs Canada
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The Canada-South Korea Agreement for Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation has yet to come into force. It is expected that it will be ratified in 2016. In the interim, the Canadian Embassy in Korea is undertaking various activities to increase local awareness of Canadian capacity in science, technology and innovation. Please contact the Embassy directly to participate and learn more.
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