IDEaS was announced in Canada’s new defense policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, and commits to $1.6 billion of investment in innovations for defense and security over the next 20 years.

The program is looking for your solutions to support the development of defense and security capabilities.

IDEaS foster open innovation to provide creative thinkers with the structure and support to encourage solutions, which will assist in solving some of Canada’s toughest defense and security challenges.

IDEaS will support the development of solutions from their conceptual stage, through prototype testing and capability development. The program includes several elements that promote collaboration between innovators, provides developmental resources and provides opportunities to interact with DND’s science and military members. Through which all innovators are on an even playing field to solve specific defense and security challenges.

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