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:
- alternative energy
- 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.
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).
Each application package is a compressed ZIP file containing the application form (DOC). Download the application package and unzip the contents to get started.
If you have questions, please contact:
Ministry of Research and Innovation
Email: contact us