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Innovation Canada

At Innovation Canada,
we back innovators.

We back possibilities

From funding to expert advice to driving new collaborations, our flagship programs and services are designed to help businesses innovate, create jobs and grow Canada's economy.

Canada’s Superclusters strengthen Canada's most promising clusters, where private sector, academic institutions, not-for-profits, and others come together to energize economies and create resilient, well-paying jobs.

The Strategic Innovation Fund invests in innovative businesses—helping them scale-up, research, develop and commercialize cutting-edge ideas and collaborate in new ways.

We back big ideas

Innovative Solutions Canada helps Canadian innovators who want to start, grow, and get to market, by funding R&D and testing prototypes in real-life settings.

ExploreIP, is a marketplace for businesses looking to access intellectual property held by public sector institutions in Canada.

We back game changers

Our Accelerated Growth Service is all about rolling up our sleeves to give innovators one advisor to navigate government support... someone to knock on doors, pick up the phone and make the right connections.

We back you

By helping you find the right permits and licences you will need to start and grow your business through BizPaL.

And we bring everything together in one place with the Business Benefits Finder - the place to go to get a tailored list of everything government can do for your business. Be sure to save your profile to receive notifications and ensure you don’t miss out on the latest government support opportunities.

Before you apply to government support,

let us tell you everything we know.

If you’re growing a business and looking for government support, knowing your options — which steps to take, how to take them and which order — is a huge advantage.

That's why we created First Things First – a series of articles to help you understand your options.

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And if you want to talk through some business plans, our Innovation Advisors might be able to help. They offer one-on-one business advice to companies that are incorporated, earning revenue, and working on new products, services, or processes.

Here's how we're helping Canadian businesses grow from here

Working with Canadian businesses?

Tell them everything government can do to help them grow.

Check out our marketing shareables to find things like buttons, graphics, and promo cards.


This is where it begins.

With an idea.

An idea that could change the world.

Bringing that idea to life—
—means long days—
—and longer nights.

Because innovation isn't about quick wins.

It's about dedication.

And finding the right backer.

Someone who will make things happen.

Who will give you honest advice.

Who will fund you—
—and introduce you to the right people.

That's what we do.

We back innovators like you.

Because what you're building—
—is helping us build a better Canada.

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