Round 7 – NGIF Innovation Challenge

Transforming Canada’s natural gas industry through cleantech solutions.

NGIF Industry Grant’s Innovation Challenge is a $5.5 million (CAD) call to accelerate clean technology solutions across the natural gas value chain. NGIF is accepting industry grant funding applications for innovations that have the potential to generate significant environmental and economic performance benefits in the following strategic focus areas:

  1. Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)
  2. Hydrogen
  3. Carbon Capture Storage and Utilization
  4. Heat Pumps and Micro-CHP
  5. Transportation
  6. Waste Heat Utilization
  7. Water Management

NGIF invites startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with solutions that can create value and mitigate environmental impacts in the production, transmission, distribution, and end-use of natural gas in Canada.

NGIF is offering up to $500,000 (CAD) per industry grant, representing as much as 33% of a project’s eligible expenses.

The deadline for submitting the Expression of Interest (EOI) is July 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST.

How to Apply:

Please review instructions and requirements in the Applicant Guide for the submission of Expression of Interest. The applicant package will be made available online following the submission of the Registration Form as per Step 1.

Step 1

Download the Applicant Guide

Applicants must submit the ‘Registration Form’ for the Round 7 – Innovation Challenge using the button below to download the Applicant Guide.  The Applicant Guide includes the Investment Intake Guidelines, Expression of Interest (EOI) Template, and Eligible Expenses and Cost Document.

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Registration Form

Step 2

Submit Expression of Interest

Applicants must submit their application by completing the ‘Application Form’ and uploading their completed ‘Expression of Interest’ (EOI). Expression of Interest is accepted in PDF format only. The deadline for submissions is July 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST.

Please click “Apply” to initiate the submission process, including the ‘Application Form’.

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