Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) – 55% success rate in testing innovation


Government of Canada committed to supporting innovation in Canada’s business sector by launching the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) as a pilot program. Budget 2012 committed to make the pilot program permanent and add a military procurement component. The permanent program is known as the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP).

Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap by procuring and testing late stage innovative goods and services within the federal government before taking them to market by:

  • Awarding contracts to entrepreneurs with pre-commercial innovations through an open, transparent, competitive and fair procurement process.
  • Testing and providing feedback to these entrepreneurs on the performance of their goods or services.
  • Providing innovators with the opportunity to enter the marketplace with a successful application of their new goods and services.
  • Providing information on how to do business with the Government of Canada.


The BCIP targets innovations in the following priority areas:

Standard Component

Safety and security
Enabling technologies

Military Component

Command & Support
Protecting the Soldier
Arctic and Maritime Security
In-Service Support
Training Systems

The BCIP is managed by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), and implemented by the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME). OSME advocates on behalf of small and medium enterprises in federal procurement. The government also organizes and/or participates in regional events and trade shows (see Event Calendar) so that Canadian businesses can showcase their innovative concepts to federal representatives.


Five Call for Proposals were published, the first was on 2010-10-05 and closed on 2010-11-16; and the fifth was published on 2014-06-19 and closed on 2014-09-17.


Out of these process over fife years the following reported 55% innovations has been tested. as of the reported information of August 11, 2015.

the details is as follows:

120 Project Awarded

87 Technologies available for testing

17 bid expired

6 has been withdrawn

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