Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)

Government Programs
Website and Administrative Organization(s): Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).
Relevance: This program provides funding for industrial research and development initiatives pursuing opportunities for bilateral cooperation. The primary focus is on technology co-development, technology validation or technology adaptation with partners from Brazil, China, India, Israel, or soon South Korea.
Industry: All Industries
Location: Canada
Objective(s): The Program supports industrial R & D partnerships and matchmaking activities between Canadian companies—particularly small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)—and foreign partners with a view to accelerating commercialization and facilitating market access.
  1. Export Assistance
  2. Pre-commercialization Technology Development
  3. Commercialization
  4. Product Development
  5. New Technology Validation (New International Market)
  6. New Technology Adaptation (New International Market)
Eligibility: Project contributions are made from the National Research Council of Canada in collaboration with the Global Affairs Canada to:
  • Canadian SMEs
Value: Project contribution is assessed on a project-by-project basis.

Total program budget: $5 million per year.
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