Foundation / Corporation
SustaInable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
Grants to Canada small and mid-sized commercial enterprises to develop technologies that promote environmental sustainability while yielding positive economic benefits. Applications are invited for pre-commercial projects that address at least one of the following areas: clean water, clean soil, clean air, and climate change.
SDTC provides funding to promising clean technology development and demonstration projects (i.e. when the technology itself is beyond proof-of-concept but is still pre-commercial). The technology must demonstrate the potential for GHG emissions reductions, reductions in water consumption, and/or the reduction of water, soil or air contamination. The project must include some further development of the technology, mitigate existing technology risk and include validation of the economic viability of the technology.
SDTC funds projects that continue the development of technologies to the doorstep of commercialization; SDTC does not fund research or commercialization activities but rather, the interim pilot or demonstration stage. In other words, SDTC helps companies advance the technology development and/or demonstration required to secure their first paying customer. This is typically achieved through proving both the technical and economic performance of the proposed technology and demonstrating its ability to solve a problem experienced by the customer (e.g. to help them meet a regulatory requirement, save costs, improve efficiency, become “greener” etc.).
SDTC has a competitive application process – submission of an application does not guarantee that a project will be chosen for funding. All final funding decisions are subject to approval by SDTC’s Board of Directors.
At least 50% of eligible project costs must be incurred in Canada.
GrantWatch ID#: 162738
The average SDTC contribution is $2-4 million, with funds disbursed over the life of the project up to a five-year period.
Project periods may be up to five years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon