Amount: Varies depending on the Request for Proposal
The Space Technology Development Program (STDP) supports innovation for the growth of the Canadian space industry and to reduce technological unknowns. Contracts are issued to Canadian organizations for the development of technologies to support future needs of the Canadian Space Program, while non-repayable contributions are awarded to Canadian organizations to support the development of innovative technologies with strong commercial potential.
For-profit and not-for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada are eligible to be issued contracts, while only for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada are eligible to be awarded non-repayable contributions.
Available funding varies depending on the Request for Proposal (RFP) or Announcement of Opportunity (AO). The funds usually cover a period ranging from one to four years.