About the Space Technology Development Program (STDP)

Funding to support the development and maturation of space technologies

The Canadian Space Agency's Space Technology Development Program (STDP) supports innovation for the growth of the Canadian space industry and to reduce technological unknowns. Contracts are issued to Canadian organizations for the development of technologies to support future needs of the Canadian Space Program, while non-repayable contributions are awarded to Canadian organizations to support the development of innovative technologies with strong commercial potential.

Objectives

Funding

Available funding varies depending on the Request for Proposal (RFP) or Announcement of Opportunity (AO). The funds usually cover a period ranging from one to four years.

Eligibility

For-profit and not-for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada are eligible to be issued contracts, while only for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada are eligible to be awarded non-repayable contributions.

Projects

Since , STDP has invested over $200M to support the development of over 600 space-related technologies.

Contact

Should you have any questions regarding the STDP funding initiative, contact us at asc.pdts-stdp.csa@canada.ca.

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