Natural Gas Innovation Fund Issues Call for Funding Applications

July 31, 2018
Ottawa, Ontario

The Natural Gas Innovation Fund™ (NGIF) is accepting submissions for funding requests to support natural gas cleantech innovation projects with a solution that addresses the natural gas distribution (downstream) sector in Canada.

NGIF, created by the Canadian Gas Association (CGA), supports the funding of cleantech innovation in the natural gas value chain. It seeks to fill a technology development gap in the sector and invests in innovation enabling natural gas solutions for current and emerging challenges facing Canada’s energy system.  This call is for applications to NGIF’s Round 4 funding cycle for downstream innovation.

With access to pooled capital, leveraged intelligence and a combined backyard across Canada to field test innovation, the natural gas industry selects and advances cleantech projects led by startups and organizations with the right innovation for market uptake and commercial viability.  NGIF’s Investment Committee includes CGA, ATCO, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., FortisBC, Pacific Northern Gas Ltd., SaskEnergy and Union Gas Ltd.

Information on investment priorities (guidelines document), eligible expenses, the stage-gated investment model, and how to apply for funding can be found at


“NGIF’s trusted investment model and strategic partnerships have resulted in a strong portfolio of investments.  We are excited to receive applications involving a range of potential innovation and projects for Canada’s natural gas distribution industry.”

John Adams,
Managing Director, Natural Gas Innovation Fund

 “Canada’s natural gas delivery industry and NGIF is working hard to drive innovation that will make sure Canadian homes, businesses, and institutions have access to affordable, clean, safe and reliable energy.”

Timothy M. Egan,
President & CEO, Canadian Gas Association

Associated Links

Natural Gas Innovation Fund
Canadian Gas Association
NGIF LinkedIn
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Paula Dunlop
Vice President, Corporate and Strategic Affairs
Canadian Gas Association
613-748-0057 ext. 341 or 613-614-3280