The Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program will be investing $1.6 billion in innovations for defence and security over the next 20 years.
The IDEaS program is designed to improve DND’s access to the creative potential of Canadian innovators. We use your knowledge and concepts to enhance defence capability, create an economic impact, and ultimately, to build an innovation ecosystem for national defence.
From the early stages of an idea to the final testing in a real world environment, IDEaS mobilizes Canadian innovators through defence and security challenges and collaborates to best adapt, shape and maximize the potential of your technology.
Do you copy? Establishing and maintaining broadband connectivity in remote and hostile areas
Solutions that will provide the ability to establish and maintain broadband connectivity in remote and hostile areas in EM degraded or denied environment to support mission critical communications.
The needle in the haystack: Space-Based Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (SB-ISR) imagery for decision making
Seeking solutions for locating adversaries outside of commonly monitored areas of interest to enhance military foresight for decision-making.
Sub-zero Infrastructure, Security, and Sensors: Safekeeping assets in the Artic
Seeking solutions to secure and monitor CAF fixed ground-based assets operating remotely in the arctic.
Under the sea: Real time detection of marine mammals during sonar operations
Seeking innovative solutions that can provide situational awareness of marine mammal presence to minimize the risk of harm from naval operations.
For Eligibility/Application information refer to the individual funding opportunities pages.