Competitive Projects – Third Call for Proposal

Recipients of first funding component (up to $200,000 contract award)

There have been 367 proposals submitted to 15 challenges from 214 different participants. The following table outlines the number of applicants from different areas, the amount of proposals submitted and the number of contracts issued.

Participants Proposals Contracts
Academia 25% 25%
Small & Medium Industry (< 500) 64% 62%
Large Industry 7% 10%
Non-for-profit organizations (NGO) 2% 3%
Individual Participants 2% 0%

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.

Challenge Project Title
(submission titles appear in the language in which they were originally published)
Innovator Awarded Amount
Breaking the ice – ground solutions for removing frozen contaminants from aircraft Assisted Sacrificial Coatings for Mission Critical Rotorcraft Ground Deicing Operations Université du Québec a Chicoutimi $229,809.38
Breaking the Ice and Removing Frozen Contaminants using Pulse Electro-Thermal Deicing (PETD) Technology BetterFrost Technologies Inc. $213,210.00
Development of the Ice Camera Monitor Solution (ICMS) for automated vision deicing Simbiotix Control Inc. $229,685.56
Drone De-icing Zariba Security Corporation $213,210.00
Système de détection au sol de glace et de givre Louis Tanguay Informatique Inc. $229,758.50
Novel hyperspectral imaging technology for fast and cost-effective removal of frozen contaminants from aircraft surfaces University of Manitoba $156,191.28
Real-time, Robust and Sensitive Frost and Ice Detection via Planar Microwave Technology University of British Columbia $228,850.00
Removing Frozen Contaminants using Remote Laser Systems Dgivre $222,894.32
Now you see me, now you don’t – reducing visual and infrared detection of soldiers and their vehicles Deep learning for automated, adapted concealment Xtract Technologies Inc. $229,396.25
Développement et caractérisation de matériaux multi-couches pour le camouflage hyperspectrale Telops Inc. $228,899.11
Durable and Transparent Low-E Coatings for Military Sheath Applications Neverfrost Inc. $227,747.37
Embedded Mechanical Chromatophores for Semi-active and Adaptable IR and Visual Camouflage of Vehicles and Soldiers University of Alberta $229,807.96
Infrared concealing yarns and textiles based on lignin and algae aerogel and phase-changing materials Texavie Technologies Inc. $228,896.00
Embedded time tagger system for high-speed time-offlight correlation with single photon counting arrays Universal Quantum Devices Inc. $221,145.00
Power Up! Portable power for soldiers on the move Hand Held Hydrogen on Demand/Fuel Cell Converter GEMA Sciences $229,085.75
Lightening the load: Hybrid energy harvesting flexible textile for continuous generation from light and movement Texavie Technologies Inc. $229,241.00
Shields up! Defend and protect satellites from natural and artificial threats Passive Laser Threat Detection and Localization MDA Corp $228,345.69
Active Optical Sight Detection and Localization MDA $230,000.00
Advanced 3D Printed Graphene/Polymer Nanocomposite Structures for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding of Satellites University of British Columbia $230,000.00
Covert State and Status Verification Dominant Information Solutions Canada (DISC) Inc. $175,950.00
Enhancing Cybersecurity of Space Assets through Quantum Encryption QEYnet Inc. $229,997.52
Detection and monitoring system for satellites by using LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) C-Core $229,931.00
Development of a dual debris collision and irradiation damage protection for Canadian space missions University of British Columbia $173,448.75
Casting a Wide Net: Creating Secure Mobile Networks While on the Move CAF Next Generation Field Communications System C3SA Cybernetic Security Audit Inc. $229,942.50
Quantum Leap: Shrinking sensing technologies for field operations High sensitivity and enhanced swap diamond quantum magnetometer for obscured environments and navigation SB Technologies Inc. $230,000.00
Integrated and stabilized quantum sensing interferometers built with 3d printed metal structures University of Waterloo $221,950.00
Potable sensing circuits for quantum navigation and radar aided by heterogenous integration The Governing Council of the University of Toronto Banting Institute $212,715.30
Single Photon Rangefinder Lumibird Canada ltd. $229,937.90
Atom-based Receiver for High Frequency Communications Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories $229,969.53
Bringing quantum sensing from out of the lab into the real-world University of Waterloo $229,988.90
Development of PPE-compatible quantum dot sensing platform for CBRNE Applied Quantum Materials Inc. $187,266.00
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