International calls for proposals

NRC provides Canadian firms and research organizations with opportunities to connect, collaborate and grow beyond Canada's borders.

Our work engaging with innovators in more than 45 countries leads to ongoing invitations to participate in international partnering opportunities and global events aimed at stimulating R&D and innovation in technology areas of mutual interest.

Please consult the list of active Calls for proposals below and apply by submitting your proposal.

Brazil

Canada – State of São Paulo (Brazil) collaborative industrial R&D projects – Call for proposals

Sectors: All technology sectors

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Deadline to register: October 6, 2017

Deadline to submit a proposal: December 8, 2017

More information: Please consult detailed call for proposals

How to apply: Interested SMEs should contact Andrew Bauder to get more information or to request the application form.

Related program: Canadian International Innovation Program

Canada – Brazil collaborative industrial R&D projects – Call for proposals

Sectors: Diagnostic kits for human health applications

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Proposal Deadline: November 27, 2017

More information: Please consult detailed call for proposals

How to apply: Interested SMEs should contact Andrew Bauder to receive the application form.

For further information: Contact Andrew Bauder

Related program: Canadian International Innovation Program

Europe

Canada-Austria joint R&D projects – Call for proposals

Sectors: All sectors (except military)

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Deadline: December 18, 2017 (for submission of Eureka application in Canada and Austria)

More information: Canada-Austria Call for Proposals for Joint R&D Projects under EUREKA

Related program: EUREKA

Canada – Germany joint R&D projects – Call for proposals

Sectors: All industry sectors

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Deadline: November 24, 2017

More information: Call for proposals for joint Canada-Germany R&D projects

Eurostars – Call for innovative R&D-performing SMEs projects

Sectors: All industry sectors

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Large enterprises and industries
  • Universities
  • Research organizations
  • Others

Next deadline: March 1, 2018

Important:: Eurostars is delivered through EUREKA Canada. In order to be ready to submit a project proposal before the March 1, 2018 deadline, you must reach out to the National Project Coordinator, Eric Holdrinet.

Financial support: financial support may be provided to selected small and medium-sized enterprises.

Note: Consult the complete list of Eurostars participating countries, which includes dozens of European countries, Turkey, Israel, South Africa and South Korea.

More information: Eurostars Program

Past calls

See all past international calls for proposals
2017
Canadian ocean tech mission to Brazil  – October 23-27, 2017 – Request for expression of interest

Sectors:

  • Ocean technologies
  • Offshore oil and gas

Sub-sectors:

  • Remote sensing
  • Wireless maritime monitoring
  • Artificial intelligence for offshore operations
  • Wireless data transmission in subsea environments
  • Offshore de-commissioning
  • Offshore platform maintenance
  • Dynamic positioning
  • Navigation systems

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises engaged in offering ocean technologies, with a focus on the offshore oil and gas sector

Note: This mission will take place on the margins of Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Brasil, the largest offshore oil & gas conference and trade show in Latin America, taking place October 24-26, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Deadline to apply: August 11, 2017

More information: Please contact Andrew Bauder or consult the detailed Request of expression of interest.

Related program: Canadian International Innovation Program

Canadian Energy Storage Innovation Mission to Brazil – November 27 – December 1, 2017 – Request for expression of interest

Sectors: Energy storage, electrical utilities

Technology applications:

  • Reduction of peak load
  • Increased grid reliability
  • Continuous supply in remote/isolated systems
  • Integration of intermittent generation plants
  • Support for the integration of distributed generation

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Note: This mission will take place on the margins of the Latin America Smart Grid Forum in Sao Paulo, attended by top representatives from power utilities, government, research centres and suppliers involved in smart grid developments from all over Latin America. The mission will also include an event in Brasilia supported by the Brazilian Association of Power Utilities – ABRADEE, intended to raise the profile of Canadian technology solutions with representatives of utilities from all over Brazil.

Deadline: September 8, 2017
More information: Please contact Andrew Bauder or consult the detailed Request for Expression of Interest.
Related program: Canadian International Innovation Program

Artificial Intelligence Mission to South Korea – November 15-17, 2017 – Request for expression of interest

Sectors:

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning

Sub-sectors:

  • Healthcare
  • Smart factories
  • Fintech sectors

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Deadline to apply: September 22, 2017

For more information on the mission please consult the detailed call for proposals or contact youngjin.kim@international.gc.ca. For IRAP specific questions please contact Perry Quan.

Related program: Canadian International Innovation Program

Canada – Korea collaborative industrial R&D projects – Call for proposals

Sectors:

  • Healthcare
  • Advanced materials
  • Eco-friendly energy
  • Internet of things (IoT) solutions
  • Advanced manufacturing

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Deadline to register: July 21, 2017

Proposal Deadline: September 8, 2017

More information: Please consult detailed call for proposals.

For further information: Contact Perry Quan

Related program: Canadian International Innovation Program

ITEA3 – Project Outline Days in Berlin – September 11-15, 2017 – Request for expression of interest

Sectors:

Software intensive systems and services, Advanced manufacturing

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Deadline to register: August 8, 2017

How to apply: Interested SMEs should contact Jiang Chen to have all documents needed to submit their application.

NOTE: This is a call for proposal for eligible Small and medium-sized enterprises to attend the 2017 ITEA3 Project Outline Days, and potentially to participate in multi-year pre-commercial R&D collaboration projects, under the Eureka Cluster ITEA3.

Canadian AgriTech Mission to Brazil – May 1-5, 2017 – Request for Expression of Interest

Sector: Agricultural Technologies

Sub-sectors:

  • Precision agriculture
  • Automation
  • Farm management
  • Crop monitoring
  • Image generation / analysis
  • Soil analysis
  • Grain handling
  • Storage technologies
  • Pest control

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Note: This mission will take place on the margins of AgriShow, the largest agricultural technology trade event in Latin America, taking place May 1 -5, 2017, in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

Deadline to apply: March 10, 2017

More information: Please contact Andrew Bauder or consult the detailed Request for Expression of Interest.

Related programCanadian International Innovation Program

Canadian Connected / Automated Vehicle Mission to Austria – April 24-27, 2017 – Request for Expression of Interest

Sector: Connected/Automated Vehicles

Sub-sectors:

  • Software
  • IoT

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Note: This mission will take place on the margins of 4th International B2B Software Days, an event focussed on software technologies and finding international cooperation partners for research, technology and business projects with around 500 participants, two thirds of which are expected to originate from outside of Austria.

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2017
More information: Please contact Andrew Bauder or consult the detailed Request for Expression of Interest
Related programEureka

Canadian Medtech Mission to China – March 21-24, 2017 - Request for expression of interest

Sectors:

  • Medical devices
  • Healthcare

Sub-sectors:

  • Precision cancer care
  • Mobile health
  • Non-invasive diagnostics
  • Modern laboratory medicine
  • Medical devices (cardiovascular, rehabilitation, implants)

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Deadline: February 10, 2017
More information: Please contact Alexei Doudkine or consult the Medtech Mission to China.
Related program: Canadian International Innovation Program

Eurostars – Call for innovative R&D-performing SMEs projects

Sectors: All industry sectors

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Large enterprises and industries
  • Universities
  • Research organizations
  • Others

Deadline: March 2, 2017, 2:00 pm (ET)
Important: Eurostars is delivered through EUREKA Canada. In order to be ready to submit a project proposal before the March 1, 2018 deadline, you must reach out to the Canadian Eurostars program managers.
Note: Consult the complete list of Eurostars participating countries, which includes dozens of European countries, Turkey, Israel, South-Africa and South-Korea.
More information: Eurostars Program

Canada-India collaborative industrial R&D program – Request for proposals 2017

Sector:

  • Affordable healthcare;
  • Clean technologies;
  • Water technologies;
  • Smart cities;
  • Electronic system design & manufacturing technologies.

Open to:

  • Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Indian companies

Deadline to register: February 10, 2017
Deadline to apply: May 15, 2017
More information: Request for proposals 2017 – Canada-India collaborative R&D program
Related program: Canadian International Innovation Program

Euripides2 - European Smart Electronic Systems - Spring 2017 Call for proposals

Sectors: Electronic systems and components

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Large enterprises
  • Universities
  • Research organizations
  • Others

Deadline: February 7, 2017 (to submit a project outline)
More information: Euripides2 Call for proposals
Related program: EUREKA

Eurogia 2020 – Energy Storage Technologies -  Request for expression of interest

Sectors: Energy Storage Technologies

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Large enterprises
  • Universities
  • Research organizations
  • Others

Deadline: January 6, 2017
Note: This request for expression of interest addresses the following two events, with the eventual goal of participants creating full project outlines/ submissions in response to a formal Call for Proposals:

  • EUROGIA2020 Project Outline Day – March 13, 2017
  • Energy Storage Europe Expo and Conference – March 14-16, 2017

More information: Please contact Timothy Jackson or consult full details on the EUROGIA2020 request for expression of interest webpage.
Related programEUREKA, EUROGIA2020

2016
Alberta-Canada-France joint industrial R&D projects - Call for proposals

Sectors: All industries meeting a civilian (non-military) market need.

Open to: Small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada and France (Alberta firms eligible for additional funding)

Deadline: December 20, 2016
More information: Call for proposals for Alberta-Canada-France joint industrial R&D projects
Related program: EUREKA

Canadian Smart Cities Mission to India - February 6-10, 2017 – Request for expression of interest

Sector: Smart Cities

Sub-sectors:

  • Smart environmental and energy solutions
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Intelligent building management systems
  • Intelligent city resource management

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises engaged in offering technology for the infrastructure and smart cities sectors.

Deadline: December 19, 2016
More information: Please contact Neil Kochar or consult the Smart Cities Mission to India webpage.
Related program: Canadian International Innovation Program

Canada-Germany joint R&D projects – Call for proposals

Sectors: All industry sectors

Open to: Small and medium-sized enterprises

Deadline: November 30, 2016
More information: Call for proposals for joint Canada-Germany R&D projects

Canada-Spain joint R&D projects – Call for proposals

Sectors:

  • Electronics, information and communication technologies
  • Industrial manufacturing, machinery, materials and transport
  • Agrifood technologies
  • Biotechnologies, medical devices
  • Environment, energy

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Large enterprises and industries
  • Universities
  • Research organizations
  • Others

Deadline: October 7, 2016 at 11:00 am (ET) (5:00 pm Central European time in Spain)
More information: Call for proposals for joint Canada-Spain R&D projects
Related program: EUREKA

Eurostars - Matchmaking event in Amsterdam October 12-13, 2016 – Call for applications

The annual Eurostars event is an opportunity for SMEs to find partners and learn more about the Eurostars program in order to submit a successful application for the upcoming Calls for proposals.

Sectors of focus:

  • Life sciences and health
  • ICT and electronics
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Materials and transport
  • Energy technologies
  • Food technologies

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Large enterprises and industries
  • Universities
  • Research organizations
  • Others

Deadline: August 31, 2016
More information: Please contact Eric Holdrinet or consult the Eurostars event 2016 Website
Related program: Eurostars program

ITEA3 – Proposal and project days in Paris, September 13-14, 2016 – Call for proposals

Sectors: Information and communications technology (ICT)

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Large enterprises and industries
  • Universities
  • Research organizations
  • Others

Deadline: September 12, 2016
More information: ITEA3 – Proposal and project days
Related program: EUREKA

Penta – Proposal and project development days in Rome, September 22-23, 2016 – Call for proposals

Sectors: Micro and nano electronics-enabled systems and applications

Sub-sectors:

  • Automotive technologies
  • Healthcare technologies
  • Production technologies

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Large enterprises and industries
  • Universities
  • Research organizations
  • Others

Deadline: September 21, 2016
More information: Penta – Proposal and project development days
Related program: EUREKA

Canada – Guangdong province (China) collaborative industrial R&D partnership – Request for proposals

Sectors:

  • Clean technologies
  • Life sciences
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Advanced materials
  • Water technologies

Open to:

  • Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Chinese enterprises

Deadline to register: June 30, 2016
Deadline to apply: July 29, 2016
More information: Request for Proposals: Canada-Guangdong province (China) collaborative industrial R&D partnership

Canada – India R&D partnering – Request for proposals 2016

Sectors:

  • Affordable healthcare
  • Clean technologies
  • Water technologies
  • Information and communication technologies (ICT)
  • Electronic system design
  • Manufacturing technologies

Open to:

  • Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Indian companies

Deadline to register: June 10, 2016
Deadline to apply: August 31, 2016
More information: Request for Proposals 2016: Canada – India R&D partnering
Related program: Canadian International Innovation Program

Canadian BioTech Mission to Brazil – October 26-28, 2016 – Request for expression of interest

Sector: BioTech

Sub-sectors:

  • Human and Animal Health
  • Industrial
  • Agribusiness
  • Environment

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Deadline: September 19, 2016
Note: This mission will take place on the margins of BIO Latin America from October 26 – 28, 2016 in Sao Paulo.
More information: Please contact Andrew Bauder or consult the Canadian BioTech Mission to Brasil webpage.
Related Program: Canadian International Innovation Program

Eurogia 2020 – Low-carbon energy technologies – Call for proposals

Sectors: Low-carbon energy technologies

Sub-sectors:

  • Technologies reducing the carbon footprint of energy production and use
  • New technologies for energy such as solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, energy efficiency, etc.

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Large enterprises
  • Universities
  • Research organizations
  • Others

Deadline: September 16, 2016
Note: This is a virtual event for selected parties to work collaboratively to develop project outlines that will eventually become submissions in response to the Call for proposals. No formal meeting will be taking place.
More information: Eurogia 2020 Call for proposals
Related program: EUREKA

Euripides2 – European Smart Electronic Systems – Call for proposals

Sectors: Electronic systems and components

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Large enterprises
  • Universities
  • Research organizations
  • Others

Deadline: September 22, 2016
Note: This is a virtual event for selected parties to work collaboratively to develop project outlines that will eventually become submissions in response to the Call for proposals. No formal meeting will be taking place.
More information: Euripides2 Call for proposal
Related program: EUREKA

Celtic-Plus – Proposers Day in Istanbul September 22, 2016 – Call for proposals

Sectors: Telecommunications, information technologies

Open to:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Large enterprises
  • Universities
  • Research organizations
  • Others

Deadline: October 14, 2016
More information: Celtic-Plus – Proposers Day in Istanbul
Related program: EUREKA

Canadian Water and Wastewater Delegation to India August 22-25, 2016 – Request for expression of interest

Sectors: Water and wastewater technologies

Sub-sectors:

  • Water purification
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Efficient services
  • Management strategies for Public-Private-Partnership (PPP)

Open to Canadian:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Large enterprises and industries
  • Universities
  • Research organisations
  • Others

Deadline to submit proposals: June 10, 2016
More information: Canada Water and Wastewater Delegation to India – Request for Expression of Interest
Related program: Canadian International Innovation Program

Other opportunities

Responding to Calls for proposals is not the only way to pursue international growth and collaboration. If your firm or organization is ready to explore opportunities to work with innovators in new markets abroad, please contact us:

Small and medium-sized enterprises

Contact the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) toll free number: 1-877-994-4727 to be directed to an Industrial Technology Advisor in your region.

Large firms and research centres

Randy Zadra, Senior Advisor, International Relations
Telephone: 613-998-6859
Email: Randy.Zadra@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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