Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is planning to launch a new, fifth stream under the highly popular Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF). The stream, National Ecosystems, is currently under development and will support large-scale national innovation ecosystems.
- The Stream will foster collaboration between multiple organizations, including: SMEs, incubators, accelerators, academic and research institutions, and large corporations.
- Lead applicants must be a company or a nonprofit.
- Eligible projects will accelerate commercialization in areas with demonstrated Canadian advantage.
- Once launched, the stream will accept applications on a continuous basis.