Innovation Proof-of-Concept Grant

Competition Overview

*NEW* Effective immediately the Innovation Proof-of-Concept Grant Expression of Interest will have quarterly deadline dates of June 15, September 15, December 15, and March 15.

Please review the updated Program Guide for more information.

Value: Up to $150,000 (Stream 1: Manitoba-Based Consortium) Up to $100,000 (Stream 2: Manitoba Post-Secondary Researchers)
Duration: 2 Years
June 15, September 15, December 15, March 15 (Expression of Interest)
By invitation only (Full Proposal)


Research Manitoba GMS Canadian Common CV (CCV) Program Guide

COVID-19 IPoC Grants vary from the current program so please read the Program Guide.

The Innovation Proof-of-Concept Grant aims to strengthen Manitoba-based research innovation and development projects, by filling a funding gap in the Manitoba innovation ecosystem. Through two independent streams, this program provides funding for innovation and commercialization research that is not otherwise accessible. Funds from this program help support activities directly related to process validation and proof-of-concept research.

Funding is targeted towards Bioscience, ICT, Advanced Manufacturing, and Infrastructure and Transportation Industries and Technologies.

Stream 1: Manitoba-Based Consortium supports local collaboration that is addressing a company specific discovery or innovation towards market usability. This stream allows academics to use their world-class knowledge, facilities, and highly qualified personnel (HQP) to close the knowledge gaps identified during the industry partner’s innovation development.

Stream 2: Manitoba Post-Secondary Researchers supports the advancement of discoveries or innovations within an academic setting, which may result in products or technologies, towards market usability.