IDEaS 1b Project Recipients

The following projects have been awarded funding under the second component of the Competitive Projects element (1b). The objective of this Component is to continue the S&T efforts of Component 1a solutions for the purpose of progressing the solution to a higher Solution Readiness Level (SRL).

Please note that submission titles appear in the language in which they were originally submitted. Also, awarded amounts listed on the Government of Canada’s Proactive Disclosure and Buy and Sell websites will take precedence.


Project Title
(submission titles appear in the language in which they were originally published)


Awarded Amount

Identification and Characterization of Space Objects

Watchguard Space-Based Proximity Monitoring & Space Surveillance System

Canadensys Aerospace Corp


Advanced Space Common Operating Picture (SCOP) System for Intelligent Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Space Object Identification and Characterization (SOI&C)

GlobVision Inc.


Space object identification phase 1b

Space Strategies Consulting Ltd


Persistent Maritime Surveillance

Persistent Sonobuoy Array

BMT Canada Ltd.


Collaborative Persistent Surveillance using Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

Thales Canada


PAASS (Renamed to: Targeted Adaptive Persistence (TAP) Surveillance)

GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc.


AUV to ASV Docking to Enable Autonomous, Persistent Maritime Surveillance



Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) Hazard Detection and Planning

Robust, lightweight, medium range optical standoff detection, identification and tracking of warfare bio-agent clouds

Institut national d'optique // Scene Sharp


Collaboration of Robotic Systems

Lightweighting the Dismounted Soldier

AirShare, Inc.


Common Organic Ground Station (COGS)

General Dynamics Land Systems


Multi-Agent Robotic System (MARS) Development for Single Human Operation

General Dynamics Land Systems


Resilient Non-Global Positioning System (GPS) Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing

Système de reconnaissance 3D sans GPS à l'aide de micro-UAV

ARA Robotique


Geolocation in GPS­ Denied Environments using Deep Leaming based Multi-Tempora l Cross-View Data Fusion

MDA Systems Ltd


Navigation in GPS-denied Environments Using Hybrid Adaptive SLAM Approach

Carleton University


Human Performance in Extreme Climatic Environments

Extremes in temperature monitor using wearable Doppler sensor

1929803 Ontario Corp.


Making Sense of the Chatter

Deep Vector Spaces for SOCMINT Selection, Message Alignment and Credibility Assessment

MDA Systems Ltd


Making sense of the Chatter with SMART (Social Media Auto-Reporting Technologies)



Cyber Attribution for the Defence of Canada

Cyber attribution of Sophisticated Threat Actors in the Defence of Canada

Sapper Labs Inc


Recruit, retain, and reach 25% representation of women by 2026

SkyHive Women in the Military 2

SkyHive Technologies Inc.


Smart recruiting using deep learning

Xtract Technologies Inc.


Cognitive Performance Enhancement

Holographic Display for Battlespace Visualization

Avalon Holographics Incorporated


Multi-User AR Enabled Networked Operations for the RCN

General Dynamics Land Systems


Gaze-Aware System for Supporting Human Performance in Surveillance

Thales Canada


Understanding and addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Virtual Reality (VR)-based Interventions for PTSD in Canadian Military and Veteran Populations

University of Western Ontario


Translating Biomarkers for Traumatic Stress Disorders in Canada’s Military (BioTRAUMACAN)

IWK Health Centre


Development of an Online PTSD and Relationship Therapy for CAF Members and Their Partners: Couples HOPES (Helping Overcome PTSD and Enhance Satisfaction)

Ryerson University


Leveraging Advanced Brain Imaging

The Hospital for Sick Children


Understanding predictors recovery of military-related PTSD from both an individual and family perspective

London Health Sciences Centre Research Inc. (St-Joseph's Health Care)


Identification and translation of a whole body biosignature to improve clinical management of PTSD subtypes

Royal Ottawa Health Care Group


Understanding and Influence the stress process through biofeedback, wearable and mobile technologies to prevent and address PTSD

University of Waterloo


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