Call for proposals: Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2013

The Embassy of Canada in Italy is pleased to accept applications for the Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2013. This award provides funding to Italian researchers, scientists and innovation experts to travel to Canada for short visits to lay the groundwork for collaborative efforts.


The Canada-Italy Innovation Award aims to develop relationships initiated through networking activities into long-term collaborations.  Applications are open to Italian researchers and science and innovation experts who have connected with Canadian counterparts.  Ideal outcomes include joint publications; joint or complementary funding applications; student / researcher exchange programmes; sharing of equipment, materials and facilities; exchange of skills and techniques; institutional linkages; and technology transfer.  The development of innovative models of collaboration is strongly encouraged.  Initial outcomes should be delivered over the first 6 to 12 months following the visit and lead to the development of long-term relationships.

Scope & Priority Areas

The Embassy of Canada to Italy aims to support the development of strong, targeted relationships between leading individuals, researchers and institutions in Italy and their counterparts in Canada.

Projects in the following priority areas will be considered for funding:

  • Energy/Environment
  • Arctic/Polar Research
  • International Security
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Green Technologies
  • Nanotechnology & ICT
  • New Materials for Transportation
  • Agri-food
  • Ocean Technologies

Funding Scope

Awards are to support the applicant’s travel to Canada. The value of an award will be up to a maximum of $3,000 (CAD). Expenses that are eligible for reimbursement include economy class airfare (not premium economy), accommodation, local transportation and a $90 (CAD) per diem.  No other costs will be considered.

More information on www.canadainternational.gc.ca