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... Read More →

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