IDEaS Recipients

There have been 634 proposals submitted to 16 challenges from 465 different participants. The following table outlines the number of applicants from different areas, the amount of proposals submitted and the number of contracts issued. Here are the results:

Participants Proposals Contracts




Small & Medium Industry (< 500)



Large Industry



Non-for-profit organizations (NGO)



Individual Participants



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.

Competitive Projects first call for proposals

Challenge Project Title
(submission titles appear in the language in which they were originally published)
Innovator Awarded Amount

1. Understanding and addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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

University of Waterloo


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

Royal Ottawa Health Care Group


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

IWK Health Centre


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)


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

Ryerson University


Utilizing machine learning of MEG to examine brain function in PTSD

The Hospital for Sick Children


Pathophysical understanding and treatment of PTSD: an rTMS approach

The University of Calgary



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

The University of Western Ontario


La signature oculaire d'une personne peut elle refléter un trouble de stress post-traumatique ?

Clinique CHRONI-K Inc.


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

Smart recruiting using deep learning

Xtract AI


SkyHive Women in the Military

SkyHive Technologies Inc.


A multi-stage approach to addressing sex-disparities in musculoskeletal injuries in military perators

University of Ottawa


Improving CAF Gender Diversity

University of Waterloo


3. Cognitive Performance Enhancement

Multi-User AR Enabled Networked Operations for the RCN

General Dynamics


Generic Multisource Data Fusion Framework with Augmented Reality Interface

OODA Technologies Inc.


Enhancing conventional vision by adding Heat Signatures in real-time to a user’s display

OODA Technologies Inc.


Cognitive Shadow: Capturing judgment policies for real-time decision support in maritime patrol aircraft

Thales Canada


Apply advanced geospatial visualization technology leveraging Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality to mission planning, situational awareness and cognition enhancements

ECERE Corporation


Holographic Display for Battlespace Visualization

Avalon Holographics Incorporated


Gaze-Aware System for Supporting Human Performance in Surveillance

Thales Canada


3D Visualization for Complex Information Systems

MDA Systems Ltd


Intelligent, Dynamically Adaptive Simulation and Operational Support to Enhance Medical Trauma Response

Queen's University


4. Predicting and Optimizing Personnel Performance

Smart Patch utilizing nano-sensors to monitor physical activity and predict preparedness

Simon Fraser University


Readiness Evaluation: QUantified INdividuals (REQUIN)

Thales Canada


Biometric Monitoring in support of personal performance prediction and optimization

Neptec Design Group Ltd


Development of the Altius Automated Ergonomic Assesment Tool

Altius Analytics Labs Inc.


Non-Intrusive Operator State Monitoring System (NI-OSMS)

Computer Research Institute of Montreal


Injury Prevention and Performance Optimization in the Military Context

Plantiga Technologies Inc.


Development and validation of a CANadian virtual Soldier Performance Prediction and Optimization Tool (CAN-SPPOT) to predict and optimize performance and minimize injury risk based on personal, operational, equipment, and environmental factors.

Université d'Ottawa


Sensing Human for Advanced Recommendation of Cursus (SHARC)

Thales Canada Inc.


5. Human Performance in Extreme Climatic Environments

Hybrid Augmentation and Harvesting Exoskeleton for Increased Performance and Autonomy in Remote Locations

Bionic Power Inc


Mechanics-Based Ice-Repellent Surfaces (MBIRS) for personnel protection in extreme cold

U of BC


Extremes in temperature monitor using wearable Doppler sensor

1929803 Ontario Corp.


Dual Diver Heating System

Med-Eng Holdings ULC


Optimizing performance and health readiness of CF Soldiers during cold extremes: an international partnership

University of Ottawa


Pre-deployment Acclimation Strategies and Resilience Assessment and Techniques for Extreme Climatic Conditions Using Extreme Climate Chambers

University of Ontario Institute of Technology


Adaptations aux effets aigus répétés de la déshydratation: Impact sur la performance physique, les fonctions cognitives, la régulation du volume plasmatique et les réponses endocrines, cardiovasculaires, thermorégulatrices et subjectives en milieu chaud

Université de Sherbrooke


Thermal Management Garments

NanoNB  Corp


Smart wound management bandage for extreme environments              

4M BioTech Ltd.


Operation heat shield: Maximizing readiness and operational capability of military personnel in heat stress conditions.

University of Ottawa


Gender-and morphology-based solutions to cold-induced decrements in manual dexterity and strength for military in extreme arctic environments

Simon Fraser University


6. Detection and Classification of Objects of Interest

Integrated Classification and Tracking Network 2.0

Labforge Inc.


Development of a Pan-MS dual-camera technology

SceneSharp Technologies Inc.


SDSN: Smart Drone Surveillance Network

Centre en Imagerie Numerique et Medias Interactifs


Recognizing Small Objects of Interest using Edge-Server Computing Architecture

Complex System Inc.


Visible Infrared Quantum MAD platform for detection and classification of objects

SB Technologies Inc.


A “Digital Crew”, AI-Enabled Multiband Vehicle Situational Awareness System

Thales Canada Inc.


New Plasmonic Technologies for Near Infrared and Long Wave Infrared Sensing

Simon Fraser University


Ultra-Wideband 94 GHz Radars for mm-Resolution Detection and Imaging of Remote Objects

Transeon Inc.


Analysis software for High performance entangled photon quantum LIDAR imaging

Single Quantum Systems Inc.


Smart object monitoring using deep learning

Xtract Technologies Inc.


Multi System Protection

CS Communication and Systems


Ecopia Machine-Learning Detection & Classification System

Ecopia Tech Corporation


Human-centric AI Object Detection

Accenture Inc.


7. Persistent Maritime Surveillance

Continuous Surveillance Through Autonomous Reporting (CSTAR)

JASCO Applied Sciences


Persistant Maritime Surveilance with fully autonmous Ducted Fan Unamnned Aerial Vehicles

10112755 Canada Inc. o/a AS Works


Preliminary feasibility analysis and research plan for a new capability to detect motion of submarines under sea ice

AstroCom Associates Inc.


Autonomous Sonar Operations System

General Dynamics Mission Systems - Canada


Low Power Electric Field Amplifier to enhance detection capabilities of underwater sensor systems

Omnitech Electronics Incorporated


Self-Contained Readily Deployable Autonomous Underwater Surveillance Nodes

Martec Limited / Lloyd's Register


Remote Autonomous Data collection System for Arctic Marine environments 2 (RADSAM-2)

151 Research Inc.


Persistent Remote Maritime Surveillance and Warning

eSonar Inc


Wave Power Technologies to develop a Sonobuoy Array

BMT Canada Ltd.


Persistent Maritime Surveillance

CAE Inc.


GNSS-based mitigation of ionospheric noise for precise magnetic anomaly detection

University of Calgary


Passive Autonomous Acoustic Surveillance System (PAASS)

GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc.


Deployable Battery Station for UUV Mission Extension

Cellula Robotics Ltd.


Persistent Maritime Surveillance using Wave Glider and Passive Sonar Technology

Maritime Way Scientific Ltd.


Collaborative Persistent Surveillance using Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

Thales Canada Inc.


AUV to ASV Docking to Enable Autonomous, Persistent Maritime Surveillance



8. Lightweight Ballistic Protection

Graphene-Enhanced Ballistic Plates

Nova Graphene Canada


Development of Optimized Light Weight Female Ballistic Plates

Humansystems Incorporated


Soldier's Reconfigurable Armour System Testbed

Humansystems Incorporated


Élaboration d'une protection balistique légère pour le ministère de la Défense Nationale

Protection Humaine Inc.


Ultra-strong lightweight ballistic protection using gradient nano-grained metallic materials

University of British Columbia


Tactical Unloading Upper Body Chassis

Mawashi Science & technologie Inc


Modular and scalable blast and fragmentation protective combat helmet

Med-Eng Holdings ULC


Ballistic and impact protective knee and elbow guards



Enhanced multi-threat body armor system



Lightweight Ballistic Protection: intermetallic, heat dissipating composite material

Lumiant Corporation


Liquid Diamond and STF variants for improved lightweight ballistic extremity protection

Carleton University


Advanced Multilayer Materials for Ballistic Protection

University of British Columbia


Development of designed, anisotropic materials for blast and impact protection

Concordia University


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

Development of Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Sensor Platform for CBR Detection

Applied Quantum Materials


Rapid amplification-free detection of specific DNA sequences in substrates

CNA Diagnostics Inc.


Development of highly sensitive and portable chemical and biological agent detectors using monolayer MoS2 surface acoustic wave technology

Simon Fraser University


Wearable Chemical Hazard Sensors

University of Waterloo


Optical detection of nerve agents

Concordia University


A 5D Visualization and Analysis Solution for CBR Threats

Intergraph Canada


Rapid City Planner for CBR Hazard Detection and Planning

Martec Limited


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

Institut national d'optique


Personal Protective Ensembles for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Hazard Detection protection

University of British Columbia


Advanced Multiplex Technology for Pathogen Detection and Recognition

Queens University


Sensitive Detection and Identification or Airborne Chemicals and Biological Agents

University of Ottawa


10. Proactive Deterrence

BMU Deterrence Intelligent Room

Beam Me Up Labs


Personality and social modelling of proactive deterrence with Bayesian graphical networks

Lunar Medical Inc.


AI Deterrence: Science, Theory, and Practice

Carleton University


Deterrence in Outer Space Through Mutual Dependencies

Spectrum Space Security Inc


Concepts As Tools for Proactive Deterrence

University of British Columbia


A New Framework for Proactive Deterrence in Space

Space Strategies Consulting Ltd


11. Collaboration of Robotic Systems

Human Robot Collaboration using a prototype human operated multi-domain control station to control and supervise a large team of collaborative autonomous UxVs

Cohort Systems Inc.


Light-weighting the Dismounted Soldier

AirShare, Inc.


Collaboration of multi-domain marine robots towards above and below-water surveillance and characterization of marine objects

Cellula Robotics Ltd.


Video streaming capabilities for an immersive UAV control station

Qube 4D Ventures Inc.


RoboMILconcerto - AI conducting of multi-type multi-role robotic systems

Moovee Innovations Inc.


Single Human Operator to Control and Coordinate Multiple Robotic Systems

General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada Corporation


Common Organic Ground Station (COGS)

General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada Corporation


SWARM - Micro UAV Swarms for Tactical Activity

Eomax Corp.


Autonomous Task Detection and Dynamic Specialized Agent Allocation For Multi-Robot Collaboration

University of Ottawa


Define the Limitation of Human vs Automated Control of Multiple Robotic Systems

General Dynamics Land Systems


Multiple Robotic Vehicle Control (MuRVCo)

Canadensys Aerospace Corp


Integrate control of a UGVs into ISS

Rheinmetall Canada Inc.


Beyond Line of Sight Organization of Robotic Groups (BORG)

Kongsberg Geospatial Ltd


A Heterogenous Swarm of Mobile Robots as the First Responder for Search and Rescue in Hazerdous Environments

Univerity of PEI


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

W-CLAM - Wearable collaborative localization and mapping system

AIWorx Inc


Resilient Positioning and Navigation System

Akimbo Technologies Inc.


LiDAR-Aided 3D Visual Inertial Navigation and Mapping Using Head-Worn Wearable Devices

Simon Fraser University


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

ARA Robotique


Resilient Geolocation using Deep Learning Cross-View Exploitation

MDA Systems Inc.


Quantum-Enhanced Navigational Sensors

University of Toronto


Life Vine by RTEng.Pro

Real-Time Engineering and Simulation


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

BMT Canada Ltd.


Navigation and Timing in GPS-denied Environments using Hybrid Natural-SLAM Approach Integrated with Self-configurable Time Synchronized UWB Ad-hoc Networks

Carleton University


Positionnement, Navigation et synchronisation résilents, non Fondés sur le Système Mondial de Localisation

École de technologie supérieure


Solution de positionnement sans GPS

Louis Tanguay Informatique Inc.


13. Identification and Characterization of Space Objects

The Space Situational Awareness Graphical Environment (SSAGE)

Geocentrix Technologies Inc.


SPA2CE (SPace Activity Analysis and Collection/Correlation Engine)

Thales Canada Inc.


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

Globvision Inc.


Enhanced Space Surveillance using Star Trackers

Magellan Aerospace Winnipeg


Watchguard Space-Based Proximity Monitoring System – HD Zoom for the Common Operating Picture

Canadensys Aerospace Corp


High Resolution Tracking of Low Earth Orbit Space Objects

University of Calgary-Research Services


Space Common Operating Picture System (S-COPS)

MDA Systems Ltd


Artificial Intelligence Driven Platform for Identification and Detection of Space Objects



Holographic Display for Space Situational Awareness

Avalon Holographics Incorporated


Space Object Identification Using Optronically-processed Synthetic Aperture Ladar - SSCL

Space Strategies Consulting Ltd


14. What is in that full-motion video

Système de surveillance maritime aérienne pour détecter des objets en mer ou en milieu côtier et identifier leur nature en temps réel

Université de Moncton


Multi-stream understanding of video using deep learning

Xtract Technologies Inc.


Full Motion Video Analysis: Generation and Augmentation of Datasets for Deep Learning

11008226 Canada Corporation


A Novel Platform of Artificial Intelligence-based Object Detection, Classification and Tracking Using Heterogeneous Computing Architectures

CMC Microsystems


Panoptes: Automated Behaviour Anomaly Detection System for Full Motion Video

MDA Systems Inc.


MIST (Multimodal Input Surveillance & Tracking)

Terra Sense Analytics Ltd.


Analysis of Full Motion Video using Deep Neural Networks

Discrete Integration Corp.


Multi-sensor video analytic with distance learning for anomaly detection

Complex Systems Inc


Real-time multiple-object detection, tracking and modeling from fixed and airborne platforms

York University


FMV and Still Imagery Tracking Toolset



15. Making Sense of the Chatter

Deep learning for media fusion and analytics to improve situational awareness

Xtract Technologies Inc.


Improved Intelligence Capability Through Fusion of Actionable Intelligence From Social Media and Other Open Sources

OODA Technologies Inc.


Provenant - Tracing Mass Manipulation in the Social Media War of Influence

Uncharted Software Inc.


Intelligent Filtering of Social Media

AMITA Corporation


Making Sense of Social Media Chatter through Behaviour Analytics

MDA Systems


Real-time detection of suspicious events and foreign interventions in social medias

Thales Canada


Making sense of social chatter through augmented NexaIntelligence



Comprehensive analysis of social media in foreign languages for threat detection



16. Cyber Attribution for the Defence of Canada

Semi-automated Cyber Attribution using CLAW

CybernetIQ Inc.


Cyber Attribution of Sophisticated Threat Actors in the Defence of Canada

Sapper Labs Inc


A Multi-View Fuzzy Consensus Clustering System for Cyber Attack Attribution

University of Guelph


Identification of the source of a malicious cyber activity

Computer Research Institute of Montreal


Scaling Attribution With Automated Software Analysis and Supervised Learning



Applying AI to Cyber Attribution

Phirelight Security Solutions Inc.


CATCH - Cyber Attributed Threat Classification Huntware

White Whale Analytics


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