Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)

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Memorial Deadline: Monday 19th, February 2018

External Deadline:


This program is administered by CCCS. If you have any questions, or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact CCCS.

For any Academic Units interested in developing an application under the anticipated Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), Stream 4 competition, you are asked to please submit an internal pre-proposal on or before 4pm, February 19th, 2017.  As presented to Deans` Council, Stream 4 of the SIF opportunity is expected to advance industrial research, development and technology demonstration through collaboration between academia, non-profit organizations and the private sector.  More information can be reviewed at the following link:

Applicants are a consortium that may include Canadian universities, colleges, research institutes, for-profit corporations (including SMEs) and/or not-for-profit entities.  A consortium must consist of two or more members.  Networks can also apply under Stream 4.  In this case, the Lead Applicant must be a not-for-profit organization incorporated in Canada. Its role will consist of distributing funds to research partnerships consisting of industry, academic institutions and research institutions for the purpose of co-funding collaborative research and technology development projects.

The project must support industrial research, including activities related to the discovery of new knowledge that aim to support the development of new technology-driven products, processes or services at early-stage technology readiness levels; and, large-scale technology demonstration, including the advancement and development of new technologies into product-specific applications at mid-to-late stage technology readiness levels.  Activities in Stream 4 are within TRLs 1-7 and should support the development and demonstration of pre-commercial technologies and involve a high degree of collaboration that enhances the supply chain and linkages between academia and/or research bodies. For example, projects could focus on development by a lead Tier 1 original equipment manufacturer company of a potential new product utilizing academic research findings, conjunction with SME suppliers and research councils.

Eligible Network activities will be those that facilitate collaboration among key players in the Canadian R&D community, including researchers from industry, national and regional research institutes, and academic institutions, and provide financial support for collaborative projects.

Pre-proposals will have a 2-page limit and must provide the following information:

  • Description of the proposed Consortium or Network and potential for impact on a national/global scale.
  • Description of the research project and anticipated outcomes.

3)      List of anticipated/secured partners (including international partners)

4)      Funding plan including anticipated funding request and any anticipated/secured commitments of cash and in-kind support for matching funds (identifying co-funders); pre-proposals must clearly delineate funding levels that are secured vs. anticipated

5)      Names of up to 10 Memorial researchers that are proposed to be included as “applicants/co-applicants” in a full application; note these researchers should demonstrate existing world-leading strength at Memorial in the research area provided in (1) and (2)

Pre-proposals (in PDF format) must be submitted by Deans (or AVPA for MI) via e-mail to   If you have any questions, or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact CCCS.

Funding Sources

Government of Canada

This opportunity was posted by: CCCS

Last modified: January 30, 2018