Build in Canada Innovation Program

Do you have an innovative product or service that you want to get to market? Is your federal department looking for innovative solutions? Find out how we can help.


Canadian Innovators,

The Build in Canada Innovation program (BCIP) received a significant volume of submissions. As such, the call for proposals for the program is closed. We continue to assess the most appropriate time for the launch of the program’s next call for proposals.

We appreciate your patience and your interest in the program.

We will continue to communicate through our website regarding when a new call for proposals will be announced. Contact the program to sign up to our mailing list to stay informed about the program.

The BCIP Team

Information for innovators

Understanding the Build in Canada Innovation Program

Learn how to get help to bring your innovation to market and how to solve government challenges.

Program eligibility and definitions

Learn about requirements and read our program definitions.

Submitting a proposal

Instructions on how to submit your proposal to the open call for proposals, or to a specific departmental challenge.

Departmental innovation challenges

Find challenges sponsored by various federal departments looking for innovative solutions.

Priority areas

The program accepts proposals under standard and military components.

Helpful tips for innovators

Helpful tips to help you improve the likelihood of receiving a testing contract.

Key Contract Award Milestones

Steps for companies to receive a Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) contract.

Information for testers

Departmental participation

Learn about the options available to departments, and about the benefit from testing innovations.

Pre-qualified innovations currently available

Find a listing of pre-qualified innovations currently in a pool and instructions on how to test them.

Matched innovations

Find a listing of innovations that have been matched with a testing partner, but a contract has not been awarded.

Pre-qualified innovations available for additional sales

Find a listing of pre-qualified innovations that have already been tested by a department through BCIP, but are available for additional sales and further testing.

Pre-qualified innovations no longer available for testing

Find a list of archived pre-qualified innovations that are no longer available for testing.


Contact the program

Send us your questions to learn more about submitting a proposal, pre-qualified innovations, and the program.

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