COVID-19 Business Opportunities


If you are a business that can supply products and services in support of Canada's response to Covid-19, Canada wants to hear from you. 

See the link for details.


Call to action: Canadian manufacturers needed to help combat COVID-19

If you are a Canadian manufacturer or business that can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies, your help is needed.

If you can say yes to the following, we want to hear from you.

•        You manufacture in Canada and/or have ready access to necessary inputs through your supply chain.

•        You have equipment or facilities that can be rapidly re-tooled to meet medical needs, including for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, masks and surgical gowns; sanitizers; wipes; ventilators; and other medical equipment and supplies.

•        You have skilled workers who are able to respond and who could be available for work in the current circumstances.

The Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19 directly supports businesses to rapidly scale up production or re-tool their manufacturing lines to develop products made in Canada that will help in the fight against COVID-19.


If you're interested click this link:

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National Research Council

NRC COVID-19 Response  - this link will take you to some programs that may be relevant for you.  Be sure to register for them at the provided ‘Register’ links.  The COVID-19 Challenges Procurement Program (NRAP and Innovative Solutions Canada) will soon commence with ‘Industry Pitch Sessions’ – more information to follow.  There is also a Pandemic Response Challenge Program (NRC) that focuses on the health side of COVID-19 where your capabilities may be applicable.


Innovative Solutions Canada

We have funding opportunities for Canadian innovators who can help fight the COVID-19 pandemic 

The Public Health Agency of Canada and the National Research Council of Canada are looking for a Point of Care and Home Diagnostic Kit. The National Research Council of Canada has also modified their Low Cost Sensor System challenge to address needs for COVID-19. 

Think you can solve one of these challenges? Compete for funding to prove your feasibility and develop a solution!


COVID-19 Funding Opportunities


Our program (Innovative Solutions Canada), an R&D funding program under Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED), has launched three funding challenges to help combat current and future outbreaks of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and other similar threats.


Testing Stream -  Formally Build in Canada Innovation Program 

We are also launching a COVID-19 Call for Proposals (CFP) under our Testing Steam (formerly the Build in Canada Innovation Program) in the coming days. Through this competition, we hope to discover leading-edge prototypes that can be tested by federal, provincial, and municipal organizations in their own operational setting to help fight COVID-19. Aimed at Canadian innovators who have a prototype that can help Canada combat COVID-19 or similar future outbreaks


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British Columbia

Calling all Suppliers - Supply Products and Services to Support B.C.'s COVID-19 Response

Are you a business that can supply products and services in support of B.C.'s COVID-19 response?

As worldwide demand increases, the B.C. Government is looking for both medical and non-medical products and services to help with the response. See the link for details.