- Non-repayable grant
- Focused on supporting commercialization of clean technologies
- Permanent program with continuous intake and five approval rounds per year
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) supports the late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technology solutions that address climate change and improve the productivity and the global competitiveness of the Canadian industry.
The fund will provide up to 40% of eligible project costs in the form of a non-repayable grant.
Eligible project costs include:
- All goods and services and professional and technical personnel costs required to plan and conduct the scientific, technical, environmental, management, administrative and/or reporting activities directly related to the project
- Capital items that have no residual value beyond the period of funding of the eligible project and are specifically required for the delivery of the project
- The depreciation expense for the period of funding of capital items that have an enduring commercial value accrued to an individual organization beyond the funding period
- Utilities and data collection services
- Travel and conference expenses related to the project
- Feasibility studies pertaining to the eligible project
- Translation and communication costs
- General overhead costs, legal costs and contingency fees are not included
Applicants are Canadian SMEs that are advancing innovative technologies which have environmental and economic impacts. Eligible projects must:
- be commercially viable and involve a novel technology
- deliver quantifiable environmental benefits
- have a potential customer to validate the technology’s value
- focus on the development and demonstration of new technologies that address issues of GHG emissions, water consumption, or water, soil or air contamination
- be undertaken primarily in Canada by a Canadian company, with 50% of total project costs being incurred in Canada. 25% of overall project costs must also be funded through private sector contributions. Funding from all levels of government must not exceed 75% of eligible costs.
SDTC was founded in 2001 and offers continuous intake, with five approval rounds per year.