Natural Resources Canada
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See the Applicant Guide for more information on the Challenge and how to participate.
Call for proposals
October 16, 2018
Deadline to apply for SME financial support
December 17, 2018
Deadline to submit proposals
March 15, 2019
Pitch sessions for semi-finalists
May and June 2019
Finalist teams announced
June 20, 2019
Deadline for demonstration projects and final submissions
October 1, 2021
Showcase and Panelist Event
February 24, 2022
Final award winning team announced
March 30, 2022
Who can apply?
Canadian and UK:
- Small and medium sized businesses
- Other for-profit and not-for-profit organizations
- Indigenous organizations and groups
- Post secondary/academic institutions
- Call for proposals: October 16, 2018
- Deadline to apply for SME financial support: December 17, 2018
- Deadline to submit proposals: March 15, 2019
- Finalists announced: June 20, 2019
- Deadline for demonstration projects and final submissions: October 1, 2021
- Panelist and Showcase Event: February 24, 2022
- Final grand prize winner announced: March 30, 2022
- A total of $1 million/£600,000 in each country will be given to eligible teams in need of financial support who have the most promising project vision.
- The six top teams will win $3 million/£1.8 million each to start building their proposed pilot project.
- $1 million will be given to the team with the best pilot demonstration.