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Vanguard February/March 2021

Preserving capacity, General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, Keys to Canadian SAR

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Competitive Projects Through regular calls for proposals, the IDEaS Program provides financial support through contracts and contribution agreements. Contests A competitive means of finding and rewarding creative solutions to our toughest challenges. Each contest focuses on one defence and security challenge identified by the program. Test Drive Test Drives is the assessment of the innovators product or service in a real world environment. It gives the opportunity to defence personnel to acquire and evaluate the solutions. Innovation Networks IDEaS supports the establishment of innovation networks among academics, industry and other partners to stimulate collaboration and the free flow of ideas critical to innovation. Sandboxes Sandboxes allows innovators to test their solutions to published challenges. The scenario and environment are provided by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, and participants receive observational feedback from experts and potential users. Learn more about our programs and success stories at The IDEaS Program has options for all innovators to CONNECT, DEVELOP and EVALUATE their solutions. IDEaS provides creative thinkers with the support and structure to solve some of Canada's toughest defence and security challenges. The program includes several elements.

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