IDEaS Recipients – Second Round of Competitive Projects

Competitive Projects – Call #2 - Recipients of first funding component (up to $200,000 contract award)

There have been 168 proposals submitted to 9 challenges from 154 different participants. The following table outlines the number of applicants from different areas, the amount of proposals submitted and the number of contracts issued.







Small & Medium Industry (< 500)



Large Industry

15 (9%)


Non-for-profit organizations

8 (5%)


Individual Participants

2 (1%)


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

Detection of concealed explosives

Detection of Concealed Explosives by Extraction and Classification of Micro­ Doppler Signatures Arising from Induced Acoustic Vibration



Combining Al with SWIR
Camera for Automatic Detection of Explosives (CASCADE)

MDA Systems Ltd


Ultra-Sensitive MEMS PhotoAcoustic Spectroscopy for Real-Time Explosive Detection

NxtSens Microsystems


Microwave-based Nose Radar System toward Stand­ off Detection of IED



Respiratory protection for DND/CAF members with facial hair

Respirator Hood Over Pressure System

Humansystems Incorporated


An integrated human resources data management solution

Blockchain HR

Szadkowski Inc


A Federated Cloud HR Service

Fuseforward Solutions Group Ltd.


DND HR Trusted Information Exchange Service

Advanced Systems Management Group Ltd.


Tehama & Bitnobi Partner for HR Management Trust

Pythian Tehama


Understanding cyber intent

EET: Electromechanical Emissions Tripwires

University of Waterloo


A Context-Aware and Machine Learning Approach to Predict, Detect and Differentiate Cyber-Attacks

10947440 Canada Limited


Machine intelligence / AI augmented cyber intent discovery engine

N-Dimension Solutions Inc.


Malicious Cyber Intent Detection Through Behavioral Analysis

Plurilock Security Solutions Inc.


AI-powered Assembly Code Analytics for Discerning Malware Intent

McGill University


Attribution platform for monitoring Internet communication

University of Saskatchewan


Cyber Threat & Intent Detection System (CYTHREIDS)

Solana Networks Inc.


Verification of full motion video integrity

C4ISR Private IPFS Blockchain Media Vault Network

Thales Canada


Truste Full Motion Video, Images, Audio and Text

Cohort Systems Inc.


Advanced Detection And Prevention of Tampering



Verification Environment Recognizing Tampered Images And Sequences (VERTIAS)

Visual Defence Inc.


Deepfake-Resistant Video Forensic Analysis Platform

MDA Systems Ltd


When video forensics meet high-level vision tasks: a deep learning approaches



Deep learning tools for integrity verification of full motion video

Xtract Technologies Inc.


Leveraging Archival and Engineering Theory and Blockchain Technology for Full Motion Video Integrity



Ares Full Motion Video Integrity

Beyond Aerospace Ltd.


Detecting and responding to hostile information activities

Detection of Malicious Information Noted Online (DOMINO)

Visual Defence Inc.


Development of concepts and tools to enhance DND/CAF resilience against and capabilities for dealing with hostile influence activities.

The ALRM Group Inc.


Semi-automated machine learning tools to detect and respond to hostile information activities

Xtract Technologies Inc.


Motivational Analysis in AI Detection of Hostile Information Activity

Lunar Medical Inc.


Deep-Defender: A Real-time System for Online Hostile Activities Prevention, Detection, Mitigation, and Visualization

University of New Brunswick


A Social Media Framework for Modelling Human Needs and Identifying, Assessing, and Responding to Hostile Influence Activities

University of Ottawa


Hostile Information Activity Multi-Relational Graph Based Detection and Analysis Tool

11008226 Canada Corporation





Persistent maritime surface sensor system

Maerospace Persistent Multi­ Sensor Predictive Platform

Maerospace Corporation


Persistent Maritime Surveillance System



Ionosphere characterization for maritime HF environments

University of Calgary


Persistent Maritime Surface Underwater Sensor System (PMSUSS)

Think Sensor Research


Persistent Maritime Surface Sensor System

MDA Systems Ltd


MWIR active imaging through fog for maritime surveillance



Rapidly Deployable Persistent Maritime Threat Detection System

Ocean Networks Canada Society

University of Victoria


Full spectrum communications in the Arctic

Arctic Critical Communications Engineered for full Spectrum Solutions (ACCESS)

MDA Systems Ltd


Aerostat Network for Arctic Communications

Solar Ship Inc


Next-Generation Low-Cost Small Satellites for Arctic Communication

The Governing Council of the University of Toronto


Laser-Guide-Stars for Optical Communications in the Canadian Arctic

MDA Systems Ltd.


All weather power supply for high arctic

Dunedin Energy Systems Limited


Advance the “Sitallite” G-HAPS payload platform concept toward SRL 6

VanWyn Inc

$ 195,890.00

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