Energy Innovation Program Call for Proposals

Deadline October 31, 2016 Jenn O'Donnell September 16, 2016

Natural Resources Canada recently launched the new Energy Innovation Program (EIP). The program’s objective is to support energy technology innovation to produce and use energy more cleanly and efficiently.  Proposals are being requested in several  strategic priority areas, including “Improving industrial efficiency” with biorefineries or integrating next generation bioenergy technologies into existing assets. Please visit the program site for a complete list of priority areas.

Applicants must first submit an information form, after which they will be provided with the proposal guide and template. The complete proposal is due on October 31, 2016.

Eligibility: Projects must be located in Canada. Eligible applicants are: legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including companies, electricity and gas utilities, industry associations, research associations, standards organizations, aboriginal and community groups, Canadian academic institutions, and provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies.

Project Size:

Demonstration Projects and Front End Engineering Design Studies (FEED)
The Program may pay up to 50% of Total Project Costs per project, up to a maximum amount of five million dollars ($5,000,000.00).  The minimum funding requested per project is three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00).

Research and Development Projects
The Program may pay up to 75% of Total Project Costs per project, up to a maximum amount of five million dollars ($5,000,000.00).  The minimum funding requested per project is three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00).

For all projects, total Canadian government assistance (federal, provincial/territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies, not including investment or funding from Crown or municipally-owned utilities) will not exceed 75% of total project costs, except for applicants that are also Canadian Government Organizations (as defined above), in which case, their own contributions will not count towards the total Canadian government assistance.

For more information please visit the program website: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/science/programs-funding/18876

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