CRIN – Reducing Environmental Footprint – Technology Competition – EOI/Application

Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture


Academic Unit: Inquire with your unit

Memorial Deadline: Please contact RGCS at your earliest

External Deadline: Thursday 20th, May 2021


How Canada produces energy matters. New investments in innovation creates jobs, attracts international investments, and opens access to new markets. At the same time, new technologies optimize the production of energy while reducing industry’s impact on land, air, and water. The Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) is advancing near-commercial technology solutions that will reduce Canada’s oil and gas industry’s environmental impact while addressing economic challenges.

Up to $50 million is now available through the Reducing Environmental Footprint technology competition offered by CRIN. ERA is accepting applications on behalf of CRIN for breakthrough technological solutions that support Canada’s clean energy goals set out by the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. This is one of three funding competitions included in a recently announced $100 million investment in CRIN by the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF).

Applications must be submitted before Monday, May 20, 2021 at 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7h).

The $50 million Reducing Environmental Footprint technology competition is designed to advance technology solutions for high-priority environmental challenges across the oil and gas industry with the intent to export technologies internationally and for application within Canada’s industrial sector. CRIN is seeking submissions from across the country. To submit, you must be a member of CRIN.

The competition is open to technology developers, industry operators, industrial associations, academic institutions, multi-national enterprises (MNE), municipalities, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), and others. To be eligible for consideration, applications must have representation of at least one SME and at least one oil and gas producer on the project team.

An informational webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 7 at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7h). Register here.

Up to $10 million is available per successful applicant. The maximum funding will be no more than 50 per cent of the project’s eligible expenses. A minimum of 25 per cent of funding must come from industry partners. Remaining funds can come from a mix of private and public sources.

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Additional information can be found here.


Funding Sources

Clean Resource Innovation Network

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: March 31, 2021