Innovation Demonstration Fund (Ontario, Canada)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Ontario

Applies to States or Provinces Ontario
Name Innovation Demonstration Fund (Ontario, Canada)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Grant Program
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy No
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Ontario, Canada

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Innovation Demonstration Fund (IDF) is a discretionary, non-entitlement funding program administered by the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. The program focuses on emerging technologies, with a preference towards environmental, alternative energy, bio-products, hydrogen and other globally significant technologies. The purpose of the IDF is to support Pilot Demonstrations that will lead to the commercialization of processes and/or products in Ontario that are globally competitive, innovative Green technologies.

The objective of the IDF is to help companies mitigate the risk of Pilot Demonstration Projects in Ontario facing significant technical hurdles. By focusing on Pilot Demonstration hurdles, the IDF addresses the financing gap which exists between R&D and the commercialization of new technologies. The program is not aimed at routine engineering, upgrading, marketing, business development or improvements to existing technologies, processes, products or designs.

The program is currently not accepting applications.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
Division Commercialization Branch
Address 11th Floor, 56 Wellesley Street West
Place Toronto, ON
Zip/Postal Code M7A 2E7
Phone 416-326-8458
Fax 416-314-0680