Requests for Proposals

Canada – India Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Program 2017

Working together, the Governments of Canada and India aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development projects with high potential for commercialization. This request for proposals (RFP) is open to companies from Canada and India who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian and Indian participants. Canadian companies are eligible for up to $600,000 and Indian firms for up to INR 150 lakhs.

This bilateral program is managed in Canada by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and in India by the Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA).

Dates:

Launched: 12 January 2017 
Canadian Registration: 10 February 2017 - Now closed
The first phase of the project submission process is an Expressions of Interest (EOIs). Successful EOIs received before the deadline of 10 February 2017 will be selected by the first week of April. Applicants will be contacted after the initial selection process is complete.

New deadline to apply: 25 May 2017 (RFP) - The date is extended to accommodate the submission of partnership MOU.
This is the second phase of the project review process. The full project proposals will then be evaluated with funding decisions expected in August/September 2017.

Expected date for funding decisions: August/September 2017
Anticipated start date of projects: November 2017

Sectors of focus:

  • Affordable Healthcare
  • Clean Technologies
  • Water Technologies
  • Smart Cities
  • Electronic System Design & Manufacturing technologies

The Canadian application process:

  • The Canadian Project Lead (CPL) should register no later than February 10, 2017 by submitting the Company Profile Document (available from your NRC-IRAP Lead ITA).  Please email the completed document to Neil.Kochar@nrc.ca  and c/c your IRAP Lead ITA. If not already an existing IRAP client, please visit: NRC-IRAP Regional offices and mention you are calling for CIIP participation when contacting NRC-IRAP to get a Lead ITA assigned. RFP forms, common guidelines and other requisite documents for a Canada-India joint application submission will be provided upon determination of client eligibility per CIIP guidelines based upon the information provided in the Company Profile Document. Registration will also facilitate matchmaking and partnership development with Indian companies in advance of the application submission.
  • The application must reflect a collaborative effort from both the Canadian Project Lead (CPL) and the Indian Project Lead (IPL)

Canadian Eligibility:

  • Small and medium-sized incorporated and profit-oriented companies registered in Canada with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees are eligible.
  • Companies must be ready to collaborate with Indian partners on an industrial R&D project.
  • Preference will be given to companies that intend to grow and generate profits through the development and commercialization of innovative, technology-driven, new or improved products, services, or processes.

Funding:

  • Canadian industry may receive up to 50% of their part of eligible project costs through CIIP funding.

Matchmaking:

NRC Industrial Technology Advisors (ITAs), and Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioners can help identify an Indian partner and answer questions about collaboration opportunities.

Contact details:

Mr. Neil Kochar
IRAP CIIP India National Program Coordinator (NPC)
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
Email: neil.kochar@nrc.ca
Telephone: 905-849-9710
(Preferred method of contact via email)

The Indian Application Process:

  • The Indian Project Lead should visit the GITA website under the Canada-India Collaborative Industrial R&D Program 2017.
  • Applicants can access and download the RFP forms and common guidelines and other requisite documents from the GITA website.
  • The application must reflect a combined effort from both the Canadian Project Lead (CPL) and Indian Project Lead (IPL), be written in English, follow the prescribed process and be submitted by the application deadline.

Indian Eligibility:

  • Indian Companies must be registered under the Companies Act 1956/2013 and at least a 51% stake of the company should be held by Indian citizens.
  • Indian companies must be ready to collaborate with Canadian companies for co-development of R&D projects.
  • Government of India funding must be matched equally (1:1) by Indian industry partners.
  • Academia/R&D organizations are strongly encouraged to participate.
  • Royalties to be paid by Indian companies on net sales.

Funding:

  • Indian industry may receive up to 50% of their part of eligible project costs through GITA funding.

Matchmaking:

Applicants can consult GITA’s online Matchmaking process to find a suitable project partner.

Contact details:

Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA)
Mr. Vimal Kumar
Vimal.kumar@gita.org.in
+91 11 4288 8015

Mr. Nilesh Patel
Nilesh.patel@gita.org.in
+91 11 4288 8009

Milestones for Overall Process:

  • Request for Proposal (RFP) Launch
  • Registration (online for Indian Project Lead / submission of a Company Profile Form for Canadian Project Lead)
  • RFP Submission in India and Canada
    • Submission of project proposal using common application form
    • Screening of applications
  • Application review in India and Canada
    • Project Evaluation Committee review in India
    • NRC-IRAP review in Canada
    • Joint review between India and Canada
  • Announcement of results and project approval
    • Final due diligence and approval
    • Project start
  • Project monitoring and release of funds
    • Monitoring, reporting, milestone review
    • Release of funds based on results and milestones achieved

CIIRDF Call for Proposals (CFP) for Canada-Israel R&D Projects 2016

Deadline for Summary Proposal: July 15, 2016

Deadline for Full Applications: August 2, 2016

For the details see the CIIRDF website.

Canada – India Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Program 2016

Working together, the Governments of Canada and India aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development projects with high potential for commercialization. This request for proposals (RFP) is open to companies from Canada and India who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian and Indian participants. Canadian companies are eligible for up to $600,000 and Indian firms for up to INR 150 lakhs.

This bilateral program is managed in Canada by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and in India by the Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA).

Dates:

Launched 23 March 2016 - Closed 31 August 2016

On 18 November 2016 in New Delhi, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science and Technology of India, announced the selection of 5 technology development and commercialization partnership projects that are eligible for funding as a result of the first CIIP Call for Proposals.

Canadian applicants recommended for funding were selected from across the country and represent companies from British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. These Canadian companies are planning joint research and development projects with Indian counterparts in the clean tech, ICT, affordable healthcare and electronic system design manufacturing sectors. For full information, please see Minister Bains’ press release here.

Sectors of focus:

  • Affordable Healthcare
  • Clean Technologies
  • Water Technologies
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Electronic System Design & Manufacturing technologies

The Canadian application process:

  • *NEW* Due to a high volume of interest in this RFP, the Canadian Project Lead must register no later than June 10, 2016, by submitting a company profile to their NRC-IRAP ITA. Applications from unregistered Canadian Project Leads will not be considered for funding. RFP forms, common guidelines and other requisite documents can be requested from Patrick Sheedy. Another Request for Proposals with India is tentatively planned for December 2016.
  • The Canadian Project Lead should contact their NRC-IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA) regarding industrial R&D partnering with India in 2016. If not already an existing IRAP client, please visit: NRC-IRAP Regional offices.
  • The completed common application form must be submitted electronically to the NRC- IRAP ITA before the application deadline.
  • The application must reflect a combined effort from both the Canadian Project Lead and the Indian Project Lead.

Canadian Eligibility:

  • Small and medium-sized incorporated and profit-oriented companies registered in Canada with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees are eligible.
  • Companies must be ready to collaborate with Indian partners on an industrial R&D project.
  • Preference will be given to companies that intend to grow and generate profits through the development and commercialization of innovative, technology-driven, new or improved products, services, or processes.

Funding:

  • Canadian industry may receive up to 50% of their part of eligible project costs through CIIP funding.

Matchmaking:

NRC Industrial Technology Advisors (ITAs), and Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioners can help identify an Indian partner and answer questions about collaboration opportunities.

Contact details:

Mr. Patrick Sheedy
Industrial Technology Advisor
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
Email: patrick.sheedy@nrc.ca
Telephone: 204-983-5544
Fax: 204-983-8835

The Indian Application Process:

  • The Indian Project Lead should visit the GITA website under the Canada-India Collaborative Industrial R&D Program 2016.
  • Applicants can access and download the RFP forms and common guidelines and other requisite documents from the GITA website.
  • The application must reflect a combined effort from both the Canadian Project Lead (CPL) and Indian Project Lead (IPL), be written in English, follow the prescribed process and be submitted by the application deadline.

Indian Eligibility:

  • Indian Companies must be registered under the Companies Act 1956/2013 and at least a 51% stake of the company should be held by Indian citizens.
  • Indian companies must be ready to collaborate with Canadian companies for co-development of R&D projects.
  • Government of India funding must be matched equally (1:1) by Indian industry partners.
  • Academia/R&D organizations are strongly encouraged to participate.
  • Royalties to be paid by Indian companies on net sales.

Funding:

  • Indian industry may receive up to 50% of their part of eligible project costs through GITA funding.

Matchmaking:

Applicants can consult GITA’s online Matchmaking process to find a suitable project partner.

Contact details:

Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA)
Mr. Vimal Kumar
Vimal.kumar@gita.org.in
+91 11 4577 2030

Mr. Nilesh Patel
Nilesh.patel@gita.org.in
+91 11 4577 2032

Milestones for Overall Process:

  • Request for Proposal (RFP) Launch
  • Registration
  • RFP Submission in India and Canada
    • Submission of project proposal using common application form
    • Submission of additional documents
    • Screening of applications
  • Application review in India and Canada
    • Project Evaluation Committee review in India
    • NRC-IRAP review in Canada
    • Joint review between India and Canada
  • Announcement of results and project approval
    • Final due diligence and approval
    • Project start
  • Project monitoring and release of funds
    • Monitoring, reporting, milestone review
    • Release of funds based on results and milestones achieved