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IDEaS: Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security

May 14, 2018

Are you an innovator? IDEaS wants your solutions!

The Department of National Defence (DND) has created a new funding program called IDEaS (Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security) which is looking for solutions to help resolve defence and security challenges.

Canada’s new defence policy commits $1.6 billion to this program over the next 20 years. It represents a major shift by DND toward collaboration with the Canadian academic community in areas such as:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Natural disasters
  • Crime
  • Terrorism
  • Pandemics and others of interest to DND

Roscoe Klinck, IDEaS Portfolio Manager will be at SFU's Burnaby campus to give a presentation on the new program.

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Location: SFU's Big Data Hub, The Presentation Studio (ASB 10900)

Please come and learn about this exciting new funding opportunity.

If you have any questions about the session above, please contact Leslie Techy at

If you have any questions about this funding program from the Department of National Defence, please contact Burdena Shea from ORS at

Please note the event will be available via webcast. The link will be sent prior to the event.

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