Supports Canadian companies to develop novel solutions to challenges proposed by participating federal departments and agencies. The program is structured around a graduated, three phase process. Phase 1, Proof of Concept , allows Canadian companies to receive up to $150,000 for up to six months to prove the scientific and technical feasibility, and commercial AI potential, of a novel idea that addresses a public challenge. Pahse 2, Prototype Development, allows successful Phase 1 companies to receive $1 million for up to two years to develop a prototype based on the Phase 1 proof of concept. In Phase 3, Pathway to Commercialization, the federal department can opt to procure the novel technology or service from the business. Find open challenges and sign up for the mailing list here.