We Fund Collaborative R&D Projects

INOVAIT’s Strategic Innovation Fund provides Canada’s image-guided therapy (IGT) industry and academic institutions with targeted non-dilutive funding for research & development projects involving the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into IGT technologies. We provide up to $125,000 in reimbursement contributions for short pilot projects. In future years, we plan to offer follow-on funding for longer-term commercialization-oriented projects.

Currently, we are not accepting any new applications. Sign up for our mailing list to receive announcements on the launch of new rounds.

Strategic Innovation Fund

INOVAIT is proud to be funded by the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF). The SIF’s objective is to spur innovation for a better Canada by providing funding for large projects, ultimately:

  • Encouraging research and development
  • Accelerating the technology transfer and commercialization of innovative products, services, and processes
  • Facilitating the growth and expansion of Canada’s small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Securing economically significant mandates within or to Canada
  • Advancing industrial research and technology demonstration activities through collaboration
  • Creating high-impact collaborations to support Canadian innovation ecosystems through large-scale initiatives

This funding opportunity is administered by the Sunnybrook Research Institute with funding from the Government of Canada.

Fund Facts

Interested in applying for funding? Make sure to review these fund facts first.

Open to Canadian corporations, academic institutions, research hospitals, and not-for-profit organizations.

Each project requires two or more Canadian partners and must actively involve at least one Canadian small and medium-sized enterprise (SME).

For approved projects, up to one-third of project-related eligible expenses (i.e., $1 for every $3) will be reimbursed, up to a maximum of $125,000.

Funding will support industrial research, including activities related to the discovery of new knowledge that aim to support the development of new technology-driven products or services and large-scale technology demonstration

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