Defence Innovation

We will identify needs and compete for the best ideas to take advantage of the most creative concepts that academics, universities, and the private sector can generate.

These changes will accelerate National Defence's access to innovation, ensuring that Canada keeps pace with the rapid evolution of technology.

Highlighted Initiatives

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)

  • Create networks of innovators to conduct leading-edge research and development in areas critical to future defence and security needs;
  • Hold competitions and invite innovators to present viable solutions to specific defence and security challenges; and
  • Implement new procurement mechanisms that allow Defence to develop and test concepts and to follow through on the most promising ideas.
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