The Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program – Deadline April 11th

Mar 26 2012
By: boastcapital
Categories: Innovation Funding
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The Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP).Are you an Innovator with a market-ready technology looking for your first buyer? The Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) helps Canadian businesses get their innovative products and services to the marketplace by giving them the opportunity to propose their own first contract for their technology to be used within a Government of Canada department or agency. Successful companies with pre-commercial innovations are awarded contracts valued up to $500,000 through an open, transparent, competitive and fair procurement process.

Are you an Innovator with a market-ready technology looking for your first buyer?

The Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) helps Canadian businesses get their innovative products and services to the marketplace by giving them the opportunity to propose their own first contract for their technology to be used within a Government of Canada department or agency.  Successful companies with pre-commercial innovations are awarded contracts valued up to $500,000 through an open, transparent, competitive and fair procurement process.

The CICP targets companies with innovations in four priority areas, EnvironmentSafety and securityHealth, and Enabling technologies, who can demonstrate the following:

  • The innovation is an advance on the state of the art
  • They have the financial capacity, management team, and IP strategy to commercialize the innovation
  • The innovation has not been sold commercially and is at Technology Readiness Level 7-9

Below are 6 steps to help you apply for the program:

1. Obtain a Procurement Business Number
2. Register at MERX 1
3. Order the Call for Proposals
4. Read the Call for Proposals through carefully
5. Determine time needed to answer questions
6. Do NOT wait until the last minute

The application deadline is April 11th at noon MDT.  For more information about the Call for Proposals process, please visit the CICP website, or contact Jessie Hislop at 403 221-3485 / Jessie.hislop@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.cainnovation@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.

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