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Energy Innovation Program (voted)

General information
Name of transfer payment program Energy Innovation Program (voted)
Start date April 14, 2016
End date* Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2017-18
Link to department’s Program Inventory Energy Innovation Program
Description The objective is to support the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resource sectors through a comprehensive suite of research, development, demonstration, and RSA (Related Scientific Activities) projects leading to advances in technology, increased knowledge and collaboration, input into codes, standards and associated policies and regulations, and ultimately improved environmental and economic performance.
The program has conditionally repayable contributions for demonstration projects; R&D and RSA are non-repayable.
Expected results Activities are expected to contribute to new research, development, demonstration projects and associated codes and standards, and new knowledge products, including studies and analyses.
Performance measures include:
  • # of technology readiness levels advanced;
  • # of intellectual properties generated;
  • # of knowledge products generated;
  • # of partners and collaborators;
  • # codes, standards, regulations, and policies impacted;
  • GHG emissions reduced;
  • # jobs (person-years of employment generated);
  • Ratio of NRCan funding versus leveraged funding;
  • Project specific environmental and economic performance measures.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation Started in 2017-18
Decision following the results of last evaluation Not applicable
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation 2018-19
General targeted recipient groups Eligible Canadian Recipients include:
1) legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada including: For profit and not for profit organizations such as electricity and gas utilities, companies, industry associations, research associations, and standards organizations; Indigenous organizations and groups; Community groups; and Canadian academic institutions.
2) Provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies where applicable. Eligible International Recipients (for Mission Innovation activities only) will include treaty organizations and other international legal entities validly incorporated or registered abroad including: For-profit and not-for-profit organizations such as industry associations, agencies, research associations, standards organizations; and academic institutions.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients The program conducted extensive engagement with industry, associations, Provinces and Territories, and research and policy groups to help inform the scope of calls for proposals. Requests for project proposals were solicited from a broad range of eligible recipients including industry, academia and consortia  via open, advertised proposal calls; non-advertised direct requests for proposals; and unsolicited proposals. 

*This date relates to the expiry date of the program policy authority which may be different from the actual funding end date.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-2019  Planned spending 2019-20  Planned spending 2020-21  Planned
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions $25,029,000 $23,700,000 $24,000,000 $24,000,000
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total program $25,029,000 $23,700,000 $24,000,000 $24,000,000

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