Streams 1, 2 and 3

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The launch on July 5, 2017, signaled the beginning of a two-step application process for Streams 1 to 3 of the Strategic Innovation Fund. Firms of all sizes across all of Canada's industrial and technology sectors are invited to apply.

  • Stream 1: Encourage research and development (R&D) that will accelerate technology transfer and commercialization of innovative products, processes and services;
  • Stream 2: Facilitate the growth and expansion of firms in Canada;
  • Stream 3: Attract and retain large scale investments to Canada

How to Apply

Applications for the Streams 1, 2, and 3 are accepted on a continuing basis. There are no submission deadlines. The application process consists of two steps:

  1. Statement of Interest: Applicants will be required to submit a high-level overview of their project.

    Applicants will be provided feedback on whether the Statement of Interest indicates potential for program funding and if advancing to Step 2 is advisable.

  2. Full Application: Applicants develop and submit a detailed Application Form. The information provided will be used to complete a due diligence and benefits assessment.


The Applicant must be a for-profit corporation—small, medium or large-sized—incorporated pursuant to the laws of Canada and proposing to carry on business in Canada. As announced in the 2018 federal budget, the SIF will now focus its support on projects requesting at least $10 million in contributions.

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