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Selling to Government – The Innovative Solutions Canada Program

September 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Wondering how you can sell your innovation to the federal government? Join us to learn about the Innovative Solutions Canada Program!

If you’re a woman entrepreneur who’s been wondering how to sell your innovation to the federal government, this workshop is for you.

The Innovative Solutions Canada program funds R&D and test prototypes in real-life settings. The program includes two streams with funding dedicated to Canadian innovators who want to innovate, create and take their innovation to market.

Find out how you can gets funds to:

• Solve challenges (compete for funding to prove the feasibility of your solution and build a prototype)

• Test your innovation (compete for funding to test your innovation in real-life settings)

The session will cover:

• What the Innovative Solutions Canada program is about

• How it works

• Who can apply

• What are the benefits for innovators


Josianne Jalbert is the Creative Content Lead for the Innovative Solution Canada Program at Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). She has been a public servant for 20 years, occupying various positions in the communications field.


The WE-CAN Project is led by Queen’s University and supported by the Government of Canada. Its mission is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund is providing $3.2 million for Queen’s University to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor and provide resources to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in the community.

The focus of the WES strategy is to provide support to women entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented groups.

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