Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) is accepting another round of applications for their Canadian government funding program called Going Global Innovation (GGI). Applicants who are accepted into the program will receive government funding towards specific project expenditures. These expenditures must be related to the creation of relationships with potential global partners and product developers.
The GGI program is intended on providing innovative SMEs in the science and technology fields with an opportunity to attract foreign direct investment and global R&D partnerships. Applications require an 8-week review process so the funding will apply to projects occurring from March 2012 onwards.
Eligible expenses include travel and related costs such as: airfare; local transportation; accommodation; and meals. Other non-research expenses that will be covered by the program include: meeting costs (workshop or seminar expenses, hospitality), participation at targeted exhibitions and conferences; pursuit of large scale projects (such as EU Framework); development of legal documentation to solidify partnership; translation services; photocopies or printed material; and, pursuit of financial support.
Applicants must request a minimum of $5,000 from the GGI program in order for the proposal to be considered. The maximum payable to any organization for an approved project is $75,000.
Additional information can be obtained from the Going Global Innovation Handbook or by contacting:
Trade Commissioner – Going Global Administrator