Natural Resources Canada

Power Forward Challenge

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Process

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

  • Final award winning team announced

    By Spring 2022

Challenge details

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

Key dates

  • 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
  • Final award winner announced: by Spring 2022

Funding

  • 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.