Ottawa, Ontario, Canada / 29 May 2018

​Confirmed speakers / government representatives for this event include:

IDEaS - Innovation for Defence Excellence & Security
The Department of National Defence has a new 20 year, $1.6 billion program: Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS). IDEaS will present diverse challenges throughout the year, and provide funding to individuals, companies of all sizes, academia, and others to solve them! We will support:

  • Creating clusters of defence innovators;
  • Competitions where innovators can present solutions to defence and security challenges; and
  • Flexible new procurement mechanisms to enable the development and testing of innovative solutions.

Areas of interest include (amongst others): surveillance, defence cyber tools, space, alternative fuels, remotely piloted systems, data analytics, counter-improvised explosive device solutions, and human performance. Meet with National Defence representatives to learn more about this program and the funding opportunities available to you.​

ISC - Innovative Solutions Canada

Innovative Solutions Canada is a new program with over $100 million dedicated to supporting the scale up and growth of Canada’s innovators and entrepreneurs by having the federal government as a first customer. Twenty participating federal departments and agencies will set aside a portion of funding to support the creation of innovative solutions by Canadian small businesses which are in response to government challenges. By funding proposed solutions, the program is supporting the development of early-stage, pre-commercial innovations. 

Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)
The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) helps Canadian companies of all sizes move their state-of-the-art goods and services from the laboratory to the marketplace. Through the BCIP, the Government of Canada buys pre-qualified goods and services. The government moves these late-stage research and development innovations to federal departments for testing. After testing, the BCIP provides feedback to suppliers on the performance of their products or services.​