At Innovation Canada,
we back innovators.
At Innovation Canada,
we back innovators.
We back possibilities
From funding to expert advice to driving new collaborations, our programs and services are designed to help businesses innovate, create jobs and grow Canada's economy.
Global Innovation Clusters strengthen Canada's most promising industries, 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.
The Canada Digital Adoption Program supports Canadian companies to help get their business online, give their e-commerce presence a boost or help digitalize their business's operations.
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.
ElevateIP helps business accelerators and incubators provide the tools Canadian start-ups need to better protect, strategically manage and leverage their intellectual property.
We back game changers
Our Accelerated Growth Service is all about rolling up our sleeves to give innovators the help they need to navigate government support – including advisors to knock on doors, pick up the phone and make the right connections.
The Global Hypergrowth Project aims to help Canada's most promising companies tackle challenges and scale up quickly by providing them with a dedicated advisor, and support solutions as unique as they are.
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.
We are committed to inclusion
Innovation Canada is committed to providing inclusive programs and services so that all Canadian businesses have a fair opportunity to benefit from what we offer. However, we acknowledge that we can always do better. Learn more about our commitment to inclusion.
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.
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
A sensor powered monitoring system that helps farmers know more, and react faster
Semios was powered by the Accelerated Growth Service
Medical imaging driven by Artificial Intelligence to get faster, more tailored treatments for patients
The Industry Consortium for Image-Guided Therapy’s innovation was powered by the Strategic Innovation Fund
AI that detects where to spray for pests in fields … to reduce pesticide use by up to 95%
Powered by Canada’s Protein Industries Cluster
Helping Canadian hospitals get the respirators they needed when the pandemic hit
Baylis Medical was powered by the Accelerated Growth Service
Producing biodegradeable, 100% recycled food packaging
Kruger’s innovation was powered by the Strategic Innovation Fund
Mapping ocean DNA … to manage Oceans sustainably
Powered by Canada’s Ocean Cluster
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