Funding for clean tech projects

How to get funding to pilot an innovative clean technology.

Note: This program is not accepting applications at this time.

Who is eligible

You could get money through the Innovation Demonstration Fund if your company is:

  • based in Ontario
  • ready to do a pilot-scale demonstration project

Your project is pilot-scale if it falls between bench-scale testing (laboratory model size) and full-size commercial testing.

Eligible sectors and criteria

Your pilot technology must be in a clean tech sub-sector:

  • environmental
  • alternative energy
  • bio-products
  • hydrogen
  • other significant clean technology

It must also:

  • be fully validated (evidence that it works)
  • be innovative
  • have strong commercial potential
  • be competitive and advanced for North America.

Funding amount

You can get up to 50% of your total eligible project costs to a maximum of $4 million.

Total government funding, including Innovation Demonstration funds, cannot be more than 66% of the total eligible project costs.

How to apply

Step 1: create an account and register as an applicant online.

Step 2: do a self-assessment online to see if you are eligible.

Step 3: complete an application form.

Step 4: complete a business plan (refer to our Business Plan Guide).

Register online and do the self-assessment

Application Package

Each application package is a compressed ZIP file containing the application form (DOC). Download the application package and unzip the contents to get started.

Application package (ZIP)

Program Guidelines

Business Plan Guide


If you have questions, please contact:

Ministry of Research and Innovation
Phone: 416-326-8458
Email: contact us

Updated: November 27, 2014