Contributions awarded under the STDP
Supporting the development of Canadian space-related industrial capabilities
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 of future space missions. Non-repayable contributions are awarded to Canadian organizations to support the development of innovative technologies with strong commercial potential. Mostly in the context of competitive processes, proposals are selected based on the applicant's capacity to advance the development of specific space technologies, for which they receive financial support up to a maximum of 75% of their project cost. Both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations are eligible to receive funding, to the exclusion of academic institutions.
Investing in the Canadian space sector
Since 2012, STDP has invested over $62M to support the pre-commercial development of nearly 130 space-related technologies, through five announcements of opportunities (AO):
|Date of publication||Announcement of opportunity|
|AO 5 – Industrial capability building: $15 million for 29 technologies|
|AO 4 – Industrial capability building: $18.9 million for 35 technologies|
|AO 3 – Industrial capability building: $14.3 million for 17 technologies|
|AO 2 – Industrial capability building: $13.1 million for 38 technologies|
|AO 1 – Industrial capacity building in the area of spacecraft platforms: $700,000 for 8 technologies|
Should you have any questions regarding the STDP funding initiative, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- About the Space Technology Development Program (STDP)
- Contracts awarded
- Resources for space sector organizations
- Date modified: