Collaborative Research and Development Projects

Amount: Up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $600,000 for approved R&D Projects.

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) – Collaborative research and development projects help Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects with a foreign entity.  Our funding is available for projects in the following markets:

  • Brazil
  • China
  • India
  • Israel
  • South Korea

Eligibility Criteria

This program is for Canadian companies that:

  • Are incorporated, profit-oriented, small and medium-sized enterprises, with up to 500 full-time equivalent employees.
  • Ready to collaborate with a foreign partner in one of the countries listed above.
  • Seeking to commercialize new or improved products, services, or processes.
  • Have sufficient resources to make a serious new market entry push.
  • Have a world class, distinguishable, and protectable technology which may already be commercialized in Canada.

Eligible Expenses

  • Salary costs.
  • Contractors’ fees.
  • Reasonable travel costs.

Eligible Projects

CIIP funding supports R&D projects that are close to commercialization such as:

  • Technology adaptation
    Projects that help adapt already commercialized products to reach a new market. This can be either a foreign or Canadian market.
  • Technology validation
    Projects that include a new product that is not yet commercialized. The product must require technical and business validation from potential early adopter customers.
  • Technology co-development
    Projects that involve creating a new product, service, or process with an uncertain path to commercialization.


Up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $600,000 for approved R&D Projects.


CFP Deadline for applications Market

Canada and Brazil 2021-2022 Call for Proposals

July 5, 2021*extended* Brazil
Canada and South Korea 2021-2022 Call for Proposals March 11, 2021 South Korea
Canada and Israel 2020-2021 Call for Proposals January 27, 2021 Israel