Theme 4: Defence innovation
When great minds are brought together, great ideas happen. Inventions are born. New products are developed, tested, and sold. Businesses, communities, and economies grow.
This is how National Defence is changing the way we innovate.
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.
Defence can be the first customer for many exciting, new inventions. This could lead to new global export markets for Canadian innovators and the broader commercialization of some products. This will also support a dynamic defence and security sector that includes over 650 firms, supports the employment of more than 63,000 full-time workers, and contributes to $9.4 billion in revenue. This sector employs highly skilled workers in high quality jobs.
These changes will accelerate National Defence's access to innovation, ensuring that Canada keeps pace with the rapid evolution of technology.
Learn more about Canada's Defence innovation.
Canada Defence Policy
- Theme 1: Canada's new vision for Defence
- Theme 2: Well-supported, diverse, resilient people and families
- Theme 3: Investments to Enhance Capability and Capacity
- Theme 5: Modernizing the business of Defence
- Theme 6: Stable, Predictable, Realistic Funding
Canada Defence Policy [PDF - 13 MB]