Industrial Technologies Office
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Technology Demonstration Program (TDP)
The TDP is accepting Statements of Interest from September 4, 2013 to December 6, 2013.
- Technology Demonstration
- Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI)
- Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC)
- What's New
On March 21, 2013 the Economic Action Plan 2013 announced the government's intention to create a Technology Demonstration Program, fulfilling a key recommendation of Beyond the Horizon: Canada's Interests and Future in Aerospace, led by Mr. Emerson. In September 2013, Industry Canada launched the Technology Demonstration Program to support large-scale collaborative research and development projects in areas with significant potential for economic benefit for Canada.
The Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) program was launched in 2007. It provides repayable contributions to support innovative projects by aerospace, space, defence and security companies. The SADI program encourages research and development leading to new or improved products, services and processes, contributes to enhancing the competitiveness of Canadian companies in the aerospace and defence sector, and fosters collaboration between research institutes and the private sector.
Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) was a special operating agency of Industry Canada with a mandate to provide funding for strategic research and development (R&D) projects that produced economic, social and environmental benefits to Canadians.
The TPC program was geared to pre-competitive projects across a wide spectrum of technological development, including environmental technologies, life sciences, information and communications technologies and advanced manufacturing.
Changes to Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI)
Delivering on key Economic Action Plan 2013 commitment and Emerson Report recommendations, the Government of Canada announced stable funding of almost $1 billion over five years for the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI). The Government also committed to review the program’s administration and operation to improve its effectiveness.
On December 2, 2013, the Minister of Industry announced changes to the SADI program that will:
- strengthen the incentive for firms to invest in R&D;
- reduce administration burden;
- respond to the needs of small business; and
- ensure that Canada benefits by securing the high-value production activities that result from support for R&D.
- The start of repayment for new SADI projects will be delayed by one additional year to give companies approximately two years to tap into markets instead of one. This will better align repayments with the recipient’s ability to realize project benefits, standardize the approach for all SADI projects, and increase repayments to the crown.
- A shorter service standard will be established for firms with less than 100 employees and projects applying for contributions of less than $2 million. A shorter service standard will reduce the administrative burden of the program, result in more applications from small businesses, and enhance support for small business innovation in Canada.
- Industry Canada will support 40 percent of eligible project costs. This increase will provide greater risk sharing, standardize the approach for all companies, and incent more companies to undertake R&D.
- Industry Canada will support overhead at a rate of 75 percent of direct labour. This will reduce administrative burden, standardize the approach for all companies, and result in more support for the direct cost of innovation.
- Recipients will be required to make contractual commitments to locate high-value activity in Canada over the 15 year repayment period. This will generate significant benefits to Canada in terms of securing high skill and high paying jobs.
- December 2, 2013
Industry Minister James Moore Announces New Measures to Build on Canada's Proud History in Space
- September 4, 2013
Harper Government Launches Key Aerospace and Defence Program
- September 3, 2013
Minister MacKay Announces Support for Market-Leading Canadian Defence R&D
- August 19, 2013
Minister Raitt Announces Support for Leading-Edge Maritime Research in B.C.
- March 28, 2013
Harper Government Announces Support for Research and Development in British Columbia
- March 28, 2013
Harper Government Supports Quebec Research and Development
- February 10, 2013
Government Supports Home-Grown Security Robotics Technology
SADI Program Highlights 2011–2012
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