DST: India-Canada Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Program 2017

Deadline: 15 May 2017

Applications are now open for “India-Canada Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Program 2017” to support the industrial collaborative R&D projects that brings together companies, research organisations & academia from India and Canada for joint co-development of Innovative products, processes or services. The aim is to deliver benefits to all participants, and more importantly, to both nations.

On behalf of the Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, the Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) will provide funding and other services to Indian project partners and the Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP), which is co-delivered by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Trade Commissioner Service and the National Research Council of Canada – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), to the Canadian project partners.

Focus Areas

  • Affordable Healthcare
  • Clean Technologies (including Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency etc)
  • Water Technologies (including Drinking Water, Water Purification, Water Desalination, Irrigation Technologies, Waste Water Treatment & Management)
  • Smart Cities (including Intelligent Transportation, Connectivity, Environment, Utility Services etc)
  • Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM), technologies focusing on
    • Internet of Things
    • Large Area Flexible Electronics
    • Devices for Internal Security
    • Medical Electronics
    • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
    • Strategic Electronics (such as Railway, Power, Telecommunication, Transportation etc)

Funding Information

  • Financial Support in India: Total project funding as “Grant” for Indian applicants is a maximum of INR 150 lakhs per project.
  • Financial Support in Canada: Total government support must not exceed 75% of the overall cost of the project. The maximum support payable is $650,000 per project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Each proposal must include as a minimum:
    • An Indian registered company Project Lead (IPL), responsible for the Indian application submission, leading the Indian part of the project and communicating with the Canadian Project Lead and,
    • A Canadian incorporated company Project Lead (CPL), responsible for the Canada application submission, leading the Canadian side of the project and communicating with the Indian Project Lead.
  • Applicants from India
    • The Indian Project Lead (IPL) company applying for the project must be incorporated in India under the Companies Act 1956/2013.
    • At least 51% stake of the IPL Company must be owned by Indian citizens.
    • The IPL should have the required expertise and team capacity to manage the proposed project.
  • Applicants from Canada
    • be a small and medium-sized enterprise in Canada, incorporated and profit-oriented;
    • have 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees; and
    • have the objective to grow and generate profits through development and commercialization of innovative, technology-driven new or improved products, services, or processes in Canada.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Countries: India and Canada

For more information, please visit DST India-Canada.

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