How it works: Setup to deliver direct support to Canadian companies for large-scale projects.
Department: Innovation, Science & Industry
Applicability: Direct funds to large companies’ proposals that bring forward countermeasures to combat COVID-19, including potential vaccines and treatments. Funding for two projects was unveiled at the announcement. The funds awarded to each project was not been unveiled.
Funding: $192 million.
Funding available under the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the National Research Council will be available to support large- countermeasures to combat COVID-19, including potential vaccines and treatments. Submit a short summary of your idea to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Department will touch-base within 48 hours and direct to the corresponding channel.
How it works: Refocus Canada’s existing industrial and innovation programs, by adding to their mandate a requirement that they prioritize the fight against COVID-19.
Department: Innovation, Science & Economic Development
Applicability: Programs included:
● the Strategic Innovation Fund to deliver direct support to Canadian companies for large-scale projects
● National Research Council of Canada to expedite research and development with small and medium-sized enterprises
● Innovation Superclusters to tap into a national network of 1,800 members, and Innovative Solutions Canada to help companies commercialize products more quickly
Funding: Unspecified. As required.
How it works: Research and innovation funding to develop tools and resources to combat COVID‑19 and related diseases. Details unspecified.
Applicability: Ontario’s research institutions, industry and non-profit scientific partner.
Funding Available: $20 million