The objectives of the IC-IMPACTS Innovation Demonstration Initiative (IDI) are to:

  • Encourage the transfer of technology and knowledge resulting from India-Canada research and technology development partnerships;
  • Improve Canada-India economic ties;
  • Foster Canada-India collaborative research and trade development activities;
  • Provide deployment opportunities for existing research;
  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of innovative technologies for the Canadian and Indian marketplace; and, most importantly,
  • Improve the health, safety, and prosperity of communities through the introduction of new technologies in Canada and/or India.


All projects must be based on excellence in research and have the following additional elements:

  • Include Canadian academic team member(s)
  • Include Canadian graduate student involvement
  • The application must include an industry partner which is committed to the project and can provide both in-kind and cash support. Cash support from industry must be 50% or more of their total support.
  • Include commitment from a community context or testing site agreeing to the deployment of the technology
  • Fit the strategic priorities of Indian or Canadian communities
  • Be tailored to the market within which the technology is being deployed to ensure the potential for successful technology uptake (i.e. in terms of complexity, maintenance and price-point)
  • If a project does not have a team member from India (academic, industry, community partner) the application must clearly indicate a strategy for knowledge sharing from the demonstration to Indian target audience
  • Research should be in an advanced stage and deployment realistically achievable within two years.

Funding Available

As the focus of this call is deployment of technologies rather than research development, most proponents submitting a demonstration project proposal are expected to submit budget requests under $25,000. Budgets are expected to consist primarily of costs related to final-stage technology refinement and adoption, and travel for deployment and testing activities. In some circumstances, where proponents of a demonstration and deployment project can clearly substantiate requiring a budget allocation higher than $25,000, this can be considered to a maximum of $45,000, Note that this level of funding will be awarded only in well justified cases and is not expected to be the norm.

Student engagement particularly in the deployment activities of the technology within the community context are required and all budgets are expected to have a substantive amount committed to this purpose. Where a demonstration project provides an opportunity to increase student participation in the execution of the deployment within community contexts, the proponents can include a request for additional student support of up to $10,000.

Industrial or other partner involvement and contribution is a requirement for all project submissions.

Internal Contacts

For proposal development/substantive review, please contact Heloise Emdon


Faculty Deadline Please contact Heloise Emdon
OVPRI Approval Form Deadline No Deadline
Submission to Sponsor No Deadline

Submitting Your Application

  • Step 1) Submit an internal Carleton Approval Form
    Submit an internal Approval Form through our central awards management database CUResearch:
    For a user’s guide on submitting an Approval Form, click here.
  • Step 2) Submit an external application to the granting agency
    Submit an external application to the corresponding grant or award agency. For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines for this opportunity, click here.