Build in Canada Innovation Program

Build in Canada Innovation Program Details

About the program

Created to bolster innovation in Canada’s business sector, the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap by procuring and testing late stage innovative goods and services within the federal government before taking them to market by:

  • Awarding contracts to entrepreneurs with pre-commercial innovations through an open, transparent, competitive and fair procurement process.
  • Testing and providing feedback to these entrepreneurs on the performance of their goods or services.
  • Providing innovators with the opportunity to enter the marketplace with a successful application of their new goods and services.
  • Providing information on how to do business with the Government of Canada.

The BCIP targets innovations in the following priority areas:

Standard Component

Military Component

The program includes a series of Calls for Proposals, which includes a full description of the Priority Areas of each component and specific criteria for selection. The government also organizes and/or participates in regional events and trade shows so that Canadian businesses can showcase their innovative concepts to federal representatives.

The BCIP is managed by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), and implemented by the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME)OSME advocates on behalf of small and medium enterprises in federal procurement.

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