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Tuesday, February 13 • 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Innovation Solutions Canada - Canada's SBIR Program

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Innovative Solutions Canada is a new federal program with over $100 million dedicated to supporting the scale up and growth of Canada’s innovators and entrepreneurs by having the federal government act as a first customer. Modelled after the successful US Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program; twenty participating federal departments and agencies will issue challenges they are facing and set aside a portion of funding to support the creation of innovative solutions by Canadian small businesses. By funding proposed solutions, the program is supporting the development of early-stage, pre-commercial innovations. You can view current challenges at www.canada.ca/innovative-solutions


Robert Smith

Executive Director, Innovative Solutions Canada
On June 19th, 2017, Robert Smith was appointed Executive Director, Innovative Solutions Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Prior to that, Robert was Director General responsible for Indigenous Programs Operations, Program Operations Branch, Service Canada... Read More →

Tuesday February 13, 2018 3:20pm - 3:50pm EST
North York Room