Requests for Proposals

CIIRDF Request for Proposals (CFP) for Canada-Israel R&D Projects 2017

The CIIP program is delivered in Israel by the Canada-Israel Industrial Research Foundation (CIIRDF).  CIIRDF has just launched a request for proposals to support Canadian SMEs to validate, adapt, and co-develop technologies with Israeli companies.  CIIRDF will give special consideration to projects in the following areas: Information and Communication Technologies (including cyber, fintech); Life Sciences; Aerospace; Clean tech and sustainable tech (including water, renewables); energy (oil and gas); and Agriculture and agrifood (including agri-tech).  The summary proposal deadline is October 6, 2017 and a proposal template can be found on CIIRDF’s website.  All questions should be directed to Ms. Tomoko Nishino at CIIRDF Canada: tomoko@ciirdf.ca.

Note: Websites hosted outside of the Government of Canada network may not be available in both official languages.

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

Canada – São Paulo Cooperation in Industrial Research and Innovation 2017

Working together, the Governments of Canada and Brazil aim to foster and support collaborative industrial research and development (R&D) projects with high potential for commercialization. This Call for Proposals (CFP) is open to companies from Canada and São Paulo, Brazil who wish to perform joint R&D leading to technology commercialization.

Industrial Research and Development Projects should demonstrate the technological and mutually beneficial contribution of the participants from both countries as well as address specific market needs or challenges and demonstrate high industrial relevance and commercial potential.

Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions for products, technology based services or methods which have strong market potential.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian and São Paulo participants. Canadian companies are eligible for up to $600,000 and São Paulo-based firms for up to 1M Reias per project.

This bilateral program is managed in Canada by Global Affairs Canada and delivered in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and in Brazil by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).

NRC-IRAP and FAPESP will evaluate the submitted proposals and communicate the results within approximately 7 months after the call for proposals deadline has passed.

Announcing the FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS between Canada and São Paulo:

1. Key dates & Milestones for Overall Process:

Deadline:

Release of R&D Call for Proposals: September 5, 2017

Deadline for Canadian applicants to register by submitting a Company Profile Form: October 6, 2017

Full Application Deadline: December 8, 2017

Notification of Successful Proposals: April 20, 2018

Executed Grant Agreements and starting of the projects: May 22, 2018

2. Eligibility

Proposals must be collaboratively prepared and submitted by companies in Canada and in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, according to the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Canada:
    • Be incorporated, profit-oriented small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, incorporated in Canada;
    • Be ready to collaborate with the São Paulo partner on an industrial R&D project;
    • Be intended to grow and generate profits through the development and commercialization of innovative, technology-driven, new or improved products, services, or processes.
    • Canada reserves the right to prioritize submissions that align with Canada-Brazil Joint Committee priority industry sectors (ocean science and technology, sustainable technology/green energy, life sciences, ICT, and nanotechnology).
  2. São Paulo, Brazil:
    • Researchers associated to a small business (less than 250 employees) established in the State of Sao Paulo.
    • Be ready to collaborate with the Canadian partner on an industrial R&D project;

Note: Proposals submitted to FAPESP must follow the rules of FAPESP’s Small Business Innovative Research (PIPE), except if explicitly indicated in this CFP

Note: the following Joint Requirements also apply:

The joint R&D project should aim at the development of products/processes leading to commercialization in the global market or in Brazil. Additionally, the proposals must demonstrate all of the following requirements:

  1. The products/processes to be developed must be highly innovative and with significant commercial potential;
  2. The partners in Canada and in São Paulo, Brazil, must agree in advance on an IP rights agreement and on a commercialization strategy for the product or process;
  3. The partners in Canada and in São Paulo, Brazil, must be capable of implementing the project and funding their respective share;
  4. The project should demonstrate the scientific and technological contribution of the participants from both countries; and
  5. The project must demonstrate adequate balance and significance for both partners.

3. Funding Value and Matching Funds

Selected R&D projects will be eligible to receive funding from the Government of Canada’s Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) and FAPESP in the State of Sao Paulo. CIIP is managed by Global Affairs Canada and delivered in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) in Brazil.

Funds will be provided in accordance with the national laws, rules, regulations and procedures established by each organization, and/or each jurisdiction/country. Although the individual type and value of individual contributions allocated to a R&D project may vary, one country cannot represent more than 70% of the total project budget.

FAPESP and NRC-IRAP will jointly select proposals, according to the norms, conditions and funding limits of each of the Parties, as presented at item 3.1 to FAPESP and item 3.2 to NRC-IRAP.

3.1 Funding for R&D Project Participants in the State of São Paulo

  1. FAPESP will fund projects under the terms, conditions and funding limits of the FAPESP’s Small Business Innovative Research– Phase 2  in the State of Sao Paulo.
  2. Funding to be granted is for Principal Investigators associated to Small Businesses.
  3. Under this call, FAPESP will not fund fellowships for the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigators.

3.2 Funding for R&D Project Participants in Canada

  1. Canada will fund projects under the terms, conditions and funding limits of the Canadian International Innovation Program managed by Global Affairs Canada.
  2. Canadian SMEs may receive up to 50% of their part of eligible project costs through NRC-IRAP to a project maximum of $600,000.

4. Submission of proposals

  1. ALL: The bilateral cooperation form must be signed by the partners from São Paulo, Brazil and from Canada and submitted to FAPESP and NRC-IRAP (within the published deadline of the Call).
  2. Applicants from Canada must register no later than October 6, 2017, by submitting the Company Profile Document (available from your NRC-IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA).

    Please email the completed document to Andrew.Bauder@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca and c/c your IRAP ITA.

    If not already an NRC-IRAP client, applicants should contact the NRC-IRAP office (1-877-994-4727) to have an ITA assigned to you.

    The bilateral cooperation form for this call will be provided upon determination of client eligibility as per CIIP guidelines based upon the information provided in the Company Profile Document. The information collected for registration will also facilitate matchmaking and partnership development with Brazilian companies in advance of the application submission. 
  3. Applicants from the State of Sao Paulo are required to submit a proposal containing the items described on the SAGe System, according to the instructions on the FAPESP website fapesp.br/pipe. The proposal must be submitted to FAPESP in English.

5. Evaluation and selection of the projects

  1. FAPESP in São Paulo and NRC-IRAP in Canada will carry out independent evaluations of each joint R&D proposal in accordance with their National/Institutional Laws and Regulations.
  2. A proposal will be considered selected under this agreement if both FAPESP and NRC-IRAP jointly decide to approve and fund it.

6. Publication of the Results

The partners from São Paulo, Brazil, and from Canada whose proposals have been selected will be informed of the result and the amount of funding by their respective implementing organization.

7. Contact Information

Canada

Mr. Andrew Bauder
IRAP CIIP Brazil National Program Coordinator
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
Email: Andrew.Bauder@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

São Paulo, Brazil

Patrícia Pereira Tedeschi
Chamada_nrc@fapesp.br

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding

Canada – Brazil Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Program 2017 Pilot Call for Proposals

Scope

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

As it is a pilot, this Call for Proposals is focused exclusively on developing diagnostic technologies for human health applications.

Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions for products, technology based services or methods which have strong market potential.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian companies and Brazilian partners. Canadian companies are eligible for up to $600,000.

This bilateral program is managed in Canada by Global Affairs Canada and delivered in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and in Brazil by Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (FINEP).

FINEP and NRC-IRAP will evaluate the submitted proposals and communicate the results to all applicants approximately 5 months after the deadline for submitting joint applications.

Call structure

The call invites Canadian SMEs and Brazilian eligible partners to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects until November 27, 2017, according to the following procedures.

Financing

Eligible project participants from Canada and Brazil will finance the costs of the R&D project from their respective national funding mechanisms, complemented with their own resources.

Canada
  • Canadian industry may be reimbursed up to 50% of the total eligible project costs through non-repayable contributions provided by the Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP).
Brazil
  • The total funding available for this call is up to R$ 2,000,000 (two million Reais) from FINEP in the form of grants.
  • FINEP’s funding conditions are available by contacting FINEP.

Key dates & Milestones for Overall Process:

  1. Pilot Call for Proposal (CFP) Launch – August 28, 2017
  2. Joint Proposal Submission in Brazil and Canada — Deadline to apply: November 27, 2017
    • Submission of joint project applications (application forms available from FINEP for Brazilian companies and NRC-IRAP for Canadian SMEs)
    • Screening and ranking of proposals
  3. Review and Decisions by Brazil and Canada (duration: December - March)
    • FINEP review in Brazil
    • NRC-IRAP review in Canada
    • Joint review between Brazil and Canada
  4. Announcement of Joint Decisions, Due Diligence and Funding Agreements
    • Expected date for funding decisions: April 30,2018
    • Final due diligence and funding approval
    • Funding Agreements and Project start – May 2018
  5. Project monitoring and release of funds
    • Monitoring, reporting, project milestone review (as per individual contribution agreement with respective national funding organization)
    • Release of funds based on results and milestones achieved (as per individual contribution agreement with respective national funding organization)

Sector of focus:

  • Diagnostic products for human health applications
    • Including reagents, standards, calibrators, materials, supplies and instruments
    • Products must contribute to making a qualitative and/or quantitative analysis from a sample of the human body in order to provide clinical information and are not intended to perform an anatomic, physical or therapeutic function.

Minimum requirements

Project results must contribute to the development of commercial products, processes and/or technical services. The project proposals must comply with the following guidelines:

Canadian Eligibility
  • Small and medium-sized incorporated and for-profit companies (SMEs) registered in Canada with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.
  • Companies must be ready to collaborate with Brazilian 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.
Brazilian Eligibility
  • Brazilian Scientific, Technological and Innovation Institutions working in association with Brazilian Business Society
  • A Brazilian Scientific, Technological and Innovation Institution is considered an entity or body of the direct or indirect public administration or a non-profit organization legally constituted under Brazilian law, with headquarters and forum in the country, stating in its institutional mission or in its social or statutory purpose, the activities of basic or applied research of scientific or technological nature or the development of new products, services or processes.
  • A Brazilian Business Society is considered a company incorporated under Brazilian law, which has its headquarters and administration in the country, focused on the production or circulation of goods and/or services, for profit, whose corporate acts are duly filed in the competent public registry.

Submission Guidelines

Canada
  • The Canadian Project Lead must contact NRC-IRAP at Andrew.Bauder@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca to receive instructions on how to submit the joint application form.
  • The Canadian Project Lead must submit a joint application form  to Andrew.Bauder@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca  by November 27, 2017.
  • The application must reflect a collaborative effort from both the Canadian Project Lead and the Brazilian Project Lead.
Brazil
  • The Brazilian Project Lead must contact FINEP at seac@finep.gov.br to receive instructions on how to submit a joint application form. 
  • The Brazilian Project Lead must submit a joint application form, in both English and Portuguese, to finepnrc@finep.gov.br by November 27, 2017.

Note: The Brazilian and Canadian project partners must agree on a cooperation agreement on possible intellectual property rights and market strategy. The draft of this agreement should be presented by the Brazilian applicant to Finep and by the Canadian applicant to NRC-IRAP. The formalized agreement will be mandatory by the time of the signature of the agreement with Finep. The draft and the final agreement shall contain the obligations of each partner (company and institution), from both countries; the country (ies) where the project will be executed; the share of each company and/or institution in the costs of the project; whether there will be other participants based in other countries and what obligations these participants will assume; the penalties in cases of breach of contract and the forums where the disputes will be settled, inter alia.

Contact details:

Canada

Mr. Andrew Bauder
IRAP CIIP Brazil National Program Coordinator
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
Email: Andrew.Bauder@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
(Preferred method of contact via email)

Brazil

Finep
Serviço de Atendimento ao Cliente - SEAC
Email: seac@finep.gov.br
Telephone: +55 21 2555-0555

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

Canada – Korea Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Program 2017

Scope

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

Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions for products, technology based services or methods which have strong market potential.

Funding to foster innovation and technology commercialization is available for qualified Canadian and Korean participants. Canadian companies are eligible for up to $600,000 and Korean firms for up to 700 million KRW.

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 Korea by the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT).

KIAT and NRC-IRAP will evaluate the submitted proposals and communicate the results within about 3 months after the call deadline.

Call structure

The call invites partners to present joint proposals for industrial R&D projects until September 8, 2017, according to the following procedures.

Financing

Eligible project participants from Canada and Korea will finance their costs from their respective national funding schemes and complemented with their own resources.

Canada
  • Canadian industry may receive up to 50% of their part of eligible project costs through Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) funding.
Korea
  • The R&D budget provided by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and managed by KIAT is open to all types of companies from Korean side with registered R&D laboratories.
  • Project funding consists of government contributions and civilian dues (cash and in-kind). The amount of government contributions will vary depending on the type of executing organizations and project in accordance with ‘Common Operational regulations for the Industrial Technology Innovation Programs’.
ClassificationShare of government contributions in executing organization’s project budgetShare of cash in executing organization’s civilian dues
Large company33% or less60% or more
Mid-tier company50% or less50% or more
SME67% or less40% or more
Other100% or lessTo be borne if necessary

Key dates & Milestones for Overall Process:

  • Call for Proposal (CFP) Launch - June 23, 2017
  • Registration (online for Korean Project Lead / submission of a Company Profile Form for Canadian Project Lead) – July 21, 2017
    • The first phase of the project submission process is an Expressions of Interest (EOIs). Successful EOIs received before the deadline of 21 July 2017 will be selected by the first week of August. Applicants will be contacted after the initial selection process is complete.
  • Joint Proposal Submission in Korea and Canada
    • Submission of project proposal using common application form (for selected applicants only)
      • Deadline to apply: September 8, 2017
    • Screening and ranking of proposals
      • This is the second phase of the project review process. The full project proposals will be evaluated with funding decisions expected in November 2017.
  • Joint Review and Decisions by Korea and Canada (expected September-October)
    • Project Evaluation Committee review in Korea
    • NRC-IRAP review in Canada
    • Joint review between Korea and Canada
  • Announcement of Joint Decisions, Due Diligence and Funding Agreements
    • Expected date for funding decisions: November 2017
    • Final due diligence and funding approval
    • Funding Agreements and Project start – December 2017
  • Project monitoring and release of funds
    • Anticipated start date of projects: December 2017
    • Monitoring, reporting, project milestone review (as per individual contribution agreement)
    • Release of funds based on results and milestones achieved (as per individual contribution agreement)

Sectors of focus:

  • Healthcare;
  • Advanced materials;
  • Eco-friendly energy;
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions;
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Minimum requirements

Project results must contribute to the development of commercial products, processes and / or technical services. The project proposals must comply with the following guidelines:

Canadian Eligibility
  • Small and medium-sized incorporated and for-profit companies registered in Canada with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.
  • Companies must be ready to collaborate with Korean 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.
Korean Eligibility
  • The project must have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the two countries (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial needs, access to R&D infrastructure, new fields of application, etc.).
  • Project duration should be within 3 years.
  • The partners must include at least one Korean and one Canadian company.
  • The Korean Project Lead (KPL) must be a research and development performing company.
  • Participation of further research organizations and companies is welcome as additional participants according to each country’s funding regulations.
  • The project should demonstrate the contribution of the participants from both countries on an equal base, and the project must be equally significant to all participants.
  • One country cannot represent more than 70% of the project budget.
  • A party that participates in a project shall carry out its project using the government contributions allocated to it, and for-profit organizations shall individually bear the cash portion of civilian dues.
  • Royalties to be paid by Korean companies on net sales or fixed rate of being used dedicated budget.

Submission Guidelines

Canada
  • The Canadian Project Lead (CPL) must register no later than July 21, 2017 by submitting the Company Profile Document (available from your NRC-IRAP Lead ITA). Please email the completed document to Perry.Quan@nrc-cnrc.gc.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-Korea 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 Korean companies in advance of the application submission.
  • The application must reflect a collaborative effort from both the Canadian Project Lead (CPL) and the Korean Project Lead (KPL)
Korea
  • The Korean Project Lead (KPL) should visit the KIAT website under the Canada-Korea Collaborative Industrial R&D Program 2017.
  • Applicants can access and download the Application forms and common guidelines and other requisite documents from the KIAT website.
  • The application must reflect a combined effort from both the Canadian Project Lead (CPL) and Korean Project Lead (KPL), be written in English, follow the prescribed process and be submitted by the application deadline.
  • Between the opening of the Call on June 23, 2017 and the Call deadline on September 8, 2017, all participants should submit one short common proposal in English language, legally signed by all organizations participating in the project and a draft consortium agreement (not yet signed) that regulates the terms of cooperation between all partners in English language.
  • The minimum requirements for the agreement are:
    1. Naming of all project partners
    2. Description of the project aims and differentiation of the subprojects of the partners including their working plans with person month (for this the common application proposals can be declared as part of the agreement)
    3. A clause that provides for both partners to be informed if third parties are involved in the project

Contact details:

Canada

Mr. Perry Quan
IRAP CIIP Korea National Program Coordinator (NPC)
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
Email: Perry.Quan@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
(Preferred method of contact via email)

Korea

Researcher, Eun-woo Song 
Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)
Email:  ew.song@kiat.or.kr
Telephone: +82  2 - 6009 - 3191

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

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
(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

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

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.

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.

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
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

Note: Projects involving research and development of products, processes or technologies with military and/or non-peaceful applications are not eligible for funding.