Through the Innovative Solutions Canada Challenge Stream, the Government of Canada invites small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to propose innovations that address specific government challenges. In Phase 1, successful applicants may receive up to $150,000 to develop a proof of concept. If accepted into Phase 2, SMEs could receive an additional $1 million to develop a working prototype.
The Government of Canada is pleased to launch nine new plastic and clean technology challenges:
- Textiles and Microfibres — Closing date: April 14, 2020
Seeking an innovative solution to the challenge of plastic waste from textiles and microfibres in Canada.
- Sustainable Alternatives to Plastic Packaging — Closing date: April 14, 2020
Seeking an alternative reusable or recyclable product that can replace one or more “challenging” single-use plastic product(s).
- E-Waste — Closing date: April 14, 2020
Seeking a solution that will reduce the environmental impact of e-waste in Canada.
- Monitoring Microplastics in the Marine Environment — Closing date: April 14, 2020
Seeking in situ sensing technology for identification and quantification of microplastics in water.
- Diverting End of Life Vehicles Plastics from Landfills — Closing date: April 16, 2020
Seeking technologies that will enable the diversion of End of Life Vehicles (ELVs) plastics from landfills and their conversion into valuable materials and/or molecules.
- Outdoor Air Purifier — Closing date: April 16, 2020
Seeking a solution that will aid in the purification of air in areas around Global Affairs Canada buildings where there is excessive smoke exposure.
- Eco-friendly Waste Converter — Closing date: April 16, 2020
Seeking an eco-friendly way of self managing garbage disposal on site that is self fueling and does not involve external transportation.
- Recycled Plastic Ceiling Tiles — Closing date: April 21, 2020
Seeking a solution that will contribute to the circular economy by recycling plastic into celling tiles and that meet a high safety standard with no chemical emissions.
- Energy Producing Window Coverings — Closing date: April 21, 2020
Seeking a window covering that, as well as reducing glare, will contribute to greater energy efficiency.
Apply at Canada.ca/innovative-solutions
To learn more, attend an information session near you:
- February 19, Montréal, Quebec — Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal (CEIM) with Écotech Québec
- February 20, Toronto, Ontario — MaRS
- February 24, Sarnia, Ontario — Lambton College with TechAlliance
- February 26, Calgary, Alberta — Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance (ACTia)
- February 28, Vancouver, British Columbia — Foresight
- March 3, Halifax, Nova Scotia — Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)