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Component 1 Prototype and Product Development

Prototype Development

Prototype development refers to those activities necessary to move a product idea from the concept stage to having a sample product in hand. Prototype development allows the product concept to be tested for technical feasibility.

Product Development

Product development involves those activities required to advance a product from the prototype stage to the test market stage.

Eligible activities could include:

  • Prototype development
  • Product development
  • Process development

Eligible Costs:

Professional, technical, research or testing fees such as:
  • Custom processing and manufacturing costs
  • Packaging
  • Labelling
  • Analyze the production run
  • Investigate or identify processing, manufacturing or technology options
  • Determine mandatory or voluntary testing procedures, protocols, safety and efficacy data
  • Conduct manufacturing or processing assessments (the initial drawing of individual steps and equipment that would comprise the plant)
  • Refine testing procedures to meet customer expectations of product performance criteria
  • Equipment rentals
  • Materials
  • Project travel

Not eligible:

  • Equipment purchase or other capital purchases
  • Administration or overhead costs
  • Funding for ongoing activities, including wages for existing employees
  • The Goods and Services Tax (GST) reimbursed to the applicant by the Government of Canada


  • Maximum of $60,000 per project (with 50 per cent matched by applicant)

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