ISED Innovative Solutions Canada Programs


Innovative Solutions Canada has officially launched! The new $100 million procurement program is setting out to foster partnerships between the Government of Canada and small business innovators. This new program will give small businesses an opportunity to be part of the solution by participating in a program that supports cutting-edge research and the development of technology and products that will help solve challenges issued by the Government of Canada.

We fund your innovative solutions and work with you!

Review our current challenges below and propose your solution.

[PHASE 1] If your solution is selected, you could receive up to $150,000 (up to 6 months) in funding towards developing your solutions as a proof of concept.

With a successful concept, you would then be eligible to receive up to $1 million (up to 2 years) in funding to support prototype development.

Now that you have a working prototype, your small business is on the pathway to commercialization of the product and the federal government could be your first buyer.

We have challenges. You have opportunities.

See below for our first set of challenges that require solutions from innovative entrepreneurs:

· Connected Vehicle and Engineered Surfaces Challenge
Sponsoring department: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
This challenge seeks novel solutions that incorporate Frequency Selected Engineered Surfaces (FSES) technology into connected vehicle designs as a means to move towards wireless connectivity within vehicles, and as a tool to manage interference emanating from vehicles into other vehicles, and into the overall urban environment.

· Engineered Surfaces Challenge
Sponsoring department: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
This challenge seeks novel solutions that incorporate the use of Frequency Selective Engineered Surfaces (FSES) in the research and development of new building materials, construction products and design tools using FSES tuned to operate in the below 6GHz (potentially addressing the WiFi interference issue) and above 24GHz range (potentially addressing the issues of radio frequency propagation).

· Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics for Advanced Autonomous Space Systems
Sponsoring department: Canadian Space Agency
The challenge is to apply artificial intelligence and big data analytics to bring tangible advancements in the operation and utilization of space assets in support of government operations, public safety, public health and discovery.

· 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing: Metal Powder Bed Density Test Equipment
Sponsoring department: National Research Council of Canada
Seeks new solutions to enable the testing of metal powder bed density in additive manufacturing processes.

· Advanced Coatings and Materials for Personal Protective Ensembles
Sponsoring department: Department of National Defence
To identify and develop innovative solutions and technologies for materials and coatings to enhance Individual Protective Ensembles to counter Chemical/Biological/Radiological threats.

· Robust “Beyond Line of Sight” (BLOS) Communications in Satellite-Denied Environments
Sponsoring department: Department of National Defence
To provide robust approaches to over-the-horizon/BLOS communications in satellite-denied environments.

New challenges will be posted regularly so make sure to subscribe and never miss an opportunity.

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