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Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is strengthening Canada’s innovation ecosystem by delivering critical funds to Canadian companies developing sustainable technologies.

Seed funding provides early-stage company founders with a one-time grant of $50,000 to $100,000 to validate an idea. Companies must be nominated by one of SDTC’s accelerator partners and have raised at least $100,000 from accredited investors.

Please visit the Seed Funding Application Guide for more information, or email us at

Start-up funding is a non-dilutive grant paid out over five years based on performance. Companies apply to SDTC directly and must have a well-defined project, a line of sight to financing, be engaged in discussions with potential customers, and be working with customers to test the viability of their business models.

Scale-up funding targets advanced, high-growth companies with records of success that are looking to grow, strengthen their competitive advantage or unlock a larger customer base.

Please visit start-up and scale-up for more information on eligibility criteria, or email us at

If you are ready to apply now, please sign in or request an account.

On June 4, 2024 the Government of Canada announced that SDTC will be transitioning to the National Research Council of Canada. The transition process is expected to take several months. In the interim, SDTC will be resuming full business operations. You may request an account and begin building your application for start-up and scale-up funding at any time. However, note that you will not yet be able to submit it. Please check back here for updates.