Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2020

Call for Proposal organized by the Embassy of Canada to Italy

The Embassy of Canada to Italy is pleased to accept applications for the Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2020. This award provides funding to Italian innovation experts, researchers, scientists, startuppers, creative industry professionals, and innovative individuals to undertake a trip to Canada to develop collaborative projects.


The Canada-Italy Innovation Award aims to develop new and existing relationships between Canadian and Italian experts into long-term collaborations.  Applications are open to Italian individuals connected with Canadian counterparts, to be identified by applicants.  Ideal outcomes include joint publications and projects; student/researcher exchange programs; sharing of equipment, materials and facilities; exchange of skills and techniques; institutional linkages; applied technology development; creative products and applications; and technology transfer.  The development of innovative models of collaboration is strongly encouraged.  Initial outcomes should be delivered over the first 6 to 12 months following the visit and lead to the development of long-term relationships.

Scope and Priority Areas

The Embassy of Canada to Italy aims to support the development of strong, targeted relationships between leading individuals, researchers and institutions in Italy and their counterparts in Canada.

Projects considered for the award must address the priorities detailed below. These are aligned with Government of Canada policy priorities and with some of the future challenge areas identified by an extensive foresight exercise led by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Please ensure your project responds to at least one of these priorities.

How to Apply

Applications should be prepared in English or French on the Canada-Italy Innovation Award application form at the link and submitted according to the instructions.

Disbursement of the Canada-Italy Innovation Award

Canada-Italy Innovation Award funds will be provided as reimbursement for incurred expenses. Receipts, invoices, and expense summaries, in original, as well as a letter by the Canadian partner, must be returned together with a final report before payment will be issued. Disbursement of funds is contingent upon return of all requested documentation.

Important Dates

April 1, 2020 (11:59 pm, Rome time)       Deadline for applications

May 15, 2020                                            Announcement of Award winner(s)

November 16, 2020                                  Deadline for completion of Award travel to Canada

Within 2 weeks of return                           Final report and expenditure records due

All applicants will receive by email first an acknowledgment of receipt of their submission and later a notification of its status. Winners will be further notified and announced on the Embassy social media accounts. All other applicants will not be subject to additional communications regarding their submission.


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