Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative - SADI

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The Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative – SADI was launched in 2007. SADI provides repayable contributions to support:


  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Projects in the Aerospace
  • Projects in space
  • Projects in Defence
  • And projects in Security (A&D) sectors.


SADI is available to firms of all sizes to support product, service or process innovation.



SADI has three (3) objectives:

  • To encourage strategic R&D that will result in innovation and excellence in new or improved products, services and processes;
  • To enhance the competitiveness of Canadian A&D companies; and
  • To foster collaboration between research institutes, universities, colleges and the private sector.




  • Loans and financing
  • R&D
  • Product development
  • Innovation



  • Academic partnerships
  • Land/equipment purchase
  • Prototyping and testing
  • Raw material purchase
  • Research/development
  • Wages/ training



Industry Canada – IC
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5


  • Tel: 613-954-5031
  • Tel: 1-800-266-7531




Website: Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative – SADI