Technology Demonstration Program-Horizon Project


The Technology Demonstration Program (TDP) was created in 2013 and provides non-repayable contributions in support of collaborative research and early-stage, large-scale projects that test and demonstrate next-generation technologies in the aerospace, defence, space and security sectors.

The TDP uses a competitive process to solicit annual applications from industry. Successful recipients are awarded a non-repayable contribution, up to a maximum of $54 million, for one or more large-scale projects. The program covers up to 50 percent of total eligible project costs, typically over a five-year period. Recipients will contractually commit to sharing a predetermined portion of the government contribution (target of 50 percent) with collaboration partners, such as other companies and research institutes.

Project Description

Bombardier and partners will receive up to $54 million to develop and demonstrate new technologies for highly efficient, next-generation aircraft, such as advanced system architectures, control systems and aerodynamic systems.

Key collaborators come from both industry and academia. They are Rolls-Royce, Thales, Microturbo (Safran), Liebherr, OPAL-RT, Quaternion Aerospace, FusiA, Axis, the University of Victoria, Ryerson University, the University of Toronto, McGill University, National Research Council Canada, and Polytechnique Montréal.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is a leading-edge Canadian company that develops, markets and sells aircraft and railway equipment worldwide. Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal and employs 70,900 people around the world, including close to 23,300 in Canada. The firm is a key anchor in Canada's world-class aerospace industry, with a supply chain and highly skilled workers across the country, particularly in the Montréal and Toronto areas.

Bombardier Inc. was the top corporate R&D spender in Canada in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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