Funder’s website

The funder’s website can be found HERE.

Funding Value and Duration

Each call includes a Standard Component and Military Component:

Standard component: $1,100,000 CAD

Military component: $2,300,000 CAD


The Testing Stream aims to procure, test and evaluate innovative late stage pre-commercial prototypes.

The purpose of these calls for prototypes (CFPs) is to create pools of conditionally qualified innovations that Canada may select from to address a broad range of the Government of Canada organizations’ requirements.

The Government of Canada is: (Excerpt by theme):

  • Advanced sensors and materials for terrestrial and space applications: interested in testing sensor and surveillance technologies, as they relate to addressing needs identified within the below sub-groups.
  • Sub-Group 1: Novel surveillance technologies: seeking operation-ready sensor technologies that enable novel surveillance, with usage on Earth and in space. We expect to see technologies addressing challenges posed by year-round, persistent surveillance of the Canadian Artic, territorial waters, and air space.
  • Uncrewed autonomous systems: also seeking uncrewed and remotely piloted infrastructure that will allow rapid deployment, remote maintenance and resupply of civilian and military technologies for such operations.
  • Enhanced warfighting: inviting Bidders to propose innovations that will ensure that mobility options, weapons, sensors and command systems are using appropriate and innovative technologies to assist the CAF’s personnel, soldiers, and in missions. Mission sets of consideration include: defense diplomacy, collaborating with other government departments and agencies in support of domestic defense and security, rapid provision of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, peace support operations and combat operations.
  • Digital enablers: seeking solutions that can digitally enable operations, and solutions aimed at exploiting opportunities for integrating digital technologies and sciences into the fundamental operations of the Canadian enterprise.
  • Training and in-service support: inviting Bidders to propose innovations that can help develop, bolster, or deliver training to CAF personnel. Canada is seeking solutions that can enhance the situational awareness and operational capabilities of personnel during the performance of their duties.
  • Enhanced soldier systems: inviting Bidders to propose innovations that can provide the military the next generation of fundamental technologies and military equipment that will empower soldiers and enhance their ability to operate on the battlefield.
  • Smart sustain and fleet optimization: inviting Bidders to propose solutions aimed at optimizing the structure and processes across the CAF enterprise.

Eligibility Criteria

Mandatory Criteria (MC)

MC1: Canadian Bidder

The Bidder must meet the definition of a Canadian Bidder. A Canadian Bidder is defined as a Canadian person or entity submitting a proposal on its own behalf and having a place of business in Canada where the person or entity conducts activities on a permanent basis that is clearly identified by name and accessible during normal working hours.

For more criteria click HERE

Internal Contacts

Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss this funding opportunity with their Faculty Research Facilitator.

VPRI Resource Contact: Chris Lannon


Faculty Deadline Consult your Faculty Research Facilitator.
OVPRI Deadline (Approval Form and Application) April 11, 2023
Submission to Sponsor April 18, 2023 2PM EST

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. To navigate to the funder’s website, click HERE