Two Calls for Proposals for Ontario (Canada)-India
Collaborative R&D Projects
Priority Areas include: ICT, Digital Media, Cleantech and Biotechnology
Expressions of Interest: November 19, 2013; 12 Midnight EST
Complete Call for Proposals: December 19, 2013, 12 Midnight EST
Download Call for Proposals documents!
- Please CLICK HERE for all areas of biotechnology, including life sciences and medical devices with an Indian partner seeking support from DBT.
- Please CLICK HERE for ICT, digital media and cleantech (including water purification, desalination, irrigation technologies, wastewaster treatment and management, and smart grid technologies) with an Indian partner seeking support from GITA.
International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada), the Ministry of Research and Innovation of the Government of Ontario, Global Innovation and Technology Alliance or GITA (India), and the Department of Biotechnology or DBT (India) are hosting two Calls for Proposals (CFP) for R&D projects between Ontario (Canada) and India.
Objective: The Calls invite companies, technology developers and academics from Ontario (Canada) and India to propose collaborative R&D projects for the joint development of innovative products or processes in:
- Information and communications technologies (ICT);
- Digital media;
- Cleantech including water purification, desalination, irrigation technologies, wastewater treatment and management, and smart grid technologies; and
- All areas of biotechnology, including life sciences and medical devices.
The Calls aim to stimulate innovative R&D projects (engaging small-to-medium-sized companies and/or larger, well established firms) that address a specific market need or challenge; demonstrate high commercial potential; and deliver benefit to all participants, and more broadly, to both regions.
Funding: On the Ontario side, funding recipients are eligible to receive up to a maximum of CDN $300,000 up to 50 percent of the total R&D project value. The Ministry of Innovation of the Government of Ontario will award funding to Ontario-based:
- Companies and university researchers as a non-repayable contribution; recipients are not required to repay this contribution.
On the India side, the program delivery agency GITA will award up to maximum of INR 15,000,000; and DBT will award up to a maximum of CDN $300,000 to:
- Publicly funded academic and research organizations as a non-repayable grant for up to 100 percent of approved Indian project costs;
- Companies as a repayable contribution; recipients are eligible to receive up to 50 percent of approved Indian project costs as a soft loan that is repayable upon successful project completion.
Selecting the Right CFP for You: Eligible Canadian companies and academics are invited to apply to any of the Ontario-India Calls for Proposals. Representatives from Agencies of the Crown (including crown corporations, government laboratories and institutes etc.) are eligible to participate in projects, however they are not eligible to receive funding or subsidies from ISTPCanada.
Register Today for a Canada-India CFP Information Session
All Canadian lead applicants and their Indian partners are strongly encouraged to participate in one of the CFP information session to be hosted via teleconference by ISTPCanada. Sessions will be held on:
- October 17, 2013 – 10:30 AM EST / 8:00 PM IST
- October 22, 2013 – 10:30 AM EST / 8:00 PM IST
To register, please provide your name, title, organization, email address and phone number, along with the date and time of the session you would like to attend, via email to: TuhinDas@ISTPCanada.ca.
For More Information: For additional information about the Ontario (Canada)-India CFPs for Collaborative R&D Projects, please contact Bharat Rudra, Country Manager for India, at BharatRudra@istpcanada.ca or 613.729.3069, extension 224.