Testing Stream

The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) is now Innovative Solutions Canada's (ISC) new Testing Stream.

Information for innovators

The ISC program will maintain the core elements of the former BCIP by buying late-stage pre-commercial products/services from Canadian innovators, testing them in real-life settings, and providing the innovators with valuable feedback.

There is currently no Call for Proposals under the ISC Testing Stream open at this time.

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What you can expect for our future calls for proposals:

How will this stream work?

Innovators will submit proposals through an online submission platform. Once submitted, proposals will be evaluated against criteria specific to each call for proposals.

Proposals that pass evaluation will be placed in a pool, and the program, with the innovator will work together in finding a match with a federal government organization to test the innovation.

Once matched, the innovator will develop a test plan with its testing organization. When both sides agree on the parameters of the test plan, the proposal will enter into the contract negotiation phase.

Once the contract is signed, testing of the innovation can begin and related payments to the innovator can be made based on deliverables within the contract.

Information for testers

Federal departments and Crown corporations will be able to match with and directly test innovations that are successful through the call for proposals process.

Other levels of government can also collaborate in testing innovations, however they must work with a federal organization as a main testing organization.

Federal departments can still test innovations that already have a Testing Stream (BCIP) contract completed or underway, and that are still eligible for additional sales.

There is currently no Call for Proposals under the ISC Testing Stream open at this time.

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