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Awards & Funding


The Irving N. Arnold Award for Innovation and Invention

Amount: $1,000

Deadline to Apply: November 1, 2019

External Funding Opportunities

Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP)

This program's goal is to help modernize Ontario's automotive supply chain by supporting small and medium sized automotive parts suppliers in the province.

Amount: Up to $100,000

Deadline to Apply: October 18, 2019

CQDM Quantum Leap

This is a pharma-led funding program for drug discovery research that helps SMEs or Canadian universities achieve innovative translational biopharmaceutical research projects.

Amount: $500,000 to $1,200,000

Deadline to Apply: November 28, 2019

Ontario Centres of Excellence: AV Reseach and Development Partnership Fund

As part of the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN), this program supports projects related to the development and demonstration of technologies in the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (C/AV) sector.

Amount: Up to $1,000,000

Deadline to Apply: December 18, 2019

Accessible Technology Program

This program co-funds innovative projects led by the private sector, not-for-profit organizations and research institutes to develop new assistive and adaptive digital devices and technologies in order to make it easier for Canadians with disabilities to more fully participate in the digital economy.

Amount: Up to $4,000,000/year

Deadline to Apply: January 2, 2020

Mitacs Accelerate

This program aims to help you solve research challenges with academic expertise, leveraged funding, and one-to-one support from Mitacs.

Amount: Starts at $7,500

Deadline to Apply: Anytime


This program is designed to promote and enhance Canada's international innovation efforts by supporting innovators who aim to commercialize technology by pursuing collaborative international research and development (R&D) opportunities through partnerships with key players in foreign markets.

Amount: Up to $75,000

Deadline to Apply: Anytime

National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program

This program provides advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity and take ideas to market.

Amount: $50,000 and up

Deadline to Apply: Anytime