COVID-19 funding opportunities

Innovative Solutions Canada has dedicated funding to help combat current and future outbreaks of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and other similar threats.

Our program will help support the Government of Canada's fight against COVID-19 by funding R&D and testing prototypes in real-life settings that can help protect Canadians.

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Below are the funding parameters we will use for our COVID-19 funding opportunities.

Challenge Stream COVID-19

This program stream seeks to develop new solutions from an early stage of development to combat COVID-19 and other similar threats.

  • We have increased our funding amounts to support  COVID-19 challenges
  • Funding amounts are identified in each individual challenge
  • Once successfully developed, innovators participating in COVID-19 challenges may be eligible to sell their solution to government directly
  • Proposals from companies to develop technologies and services must fall within TRLs 1-6. Please consult the TRL definitions

Testing Stream COVID-19 (former Build in Canada Innovation Program)

The Call for prototypes to help combat COVID-19 is now closed, thank you to the Canadian innovators who applied.

Open funding opportunities