Friday July 15, 2011


Tendering Ideas

Harper gov't wants to kick start innovation

Released by office of MP Mark Strahl, Voice file photo


or help in moving their innovative ideas from the lab to the marketplace, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, is encouraging local businesses to submit applications to the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP).


"The CICP will bolster innovation in our economy, create jobs and lay the groundwork for future prosperity by harnessing the talents and ingenuity of entrepreneurs," said Strahl.

This $40-million program was created to help Canadian businesses by testing their innovative products and services within the Government of Canada before taking them to the marketplace. Federal departments will test innovations that fall within four key areas: environment; health; safety and security; and technology.

The second call for proposals is now available on MERX, the Government of Canada's electronic tendering service. Successful bidders will see their products and services tested within government departments, and will be given valuable feedback from users participating in the program.

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