Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC)

We fund R&D and test prototypes in real-life settings

  • Program Type
  • Industry Focus
    Small Business (<500 employees)
  • Eligibilty Requirements (Y/N)

Focused on small and medium enterprises of less than 500 employees developing new R&D.

Innovative Solutions Canada

About the Innovative Solutions Canada program which supports the development of early-stage, pre-commercial innovations by funding proposed solutions.

Open funding opportunities

The National Research Council Canada is on the hunt for prototypes to help them meet some quantum needs.
Call for prototypes:
- Quantum Sensing: Quantum level Biophoton Optical Imager
- Quantum Device Refrigeration: Scaled Down Dilution Refrigerator
- Quantum Sensing: Ultrasensitive spectroscopy system for quantum photonics

For innovators

Get funds to solve challenges
We set it, you solve it. Compete for funding to prove the feasibility of your solution and build a prototype.

Get funds to test your innovation
We buy it to test it. Compete for funding to test your innovation in real-life settings.

For government

Challenge innovators
You set it, they solve it. Set the parameters of your challenge. Outline your desired essential outcomes. Your organization funds the development of the innovation.

Test innovations
Discover it and test it. Formerly the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). Choose from Canada's top innovations not yet available on the market.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


Let’s Get Started.

To apply or join the program, please submit an application.