Our Innovation Fund supports new and innovative energy-efficient technologies and approaches in the Manitoba market. It provides funding for near-term pilot projects and partnerships to reduce common barriers to emerging energy-efficient technologies and strategies and looks ahead to efficiency opportunities that can contribute to meeting our electricity and natural gas savings targets in future years.

The objectives of the Innovation Fund are to:

  • prove technologies and approaches within the Manitoba context;
  • support the development of electricity and natural gas saving technologies and approaches so they can be incorporated into future efficiency programs;
  • foster economic development through capacity building and local project delivery; and
  • enable participation by Indigenous organizations and support the development of projects that address the unique needs and context of Indigenous Manitobans.


Eligible projects
  • Technology demonstration projects
  • Market building projects to accelerate the adoption of a proven energy-saving technology
Eligible applicants
  • Manitoba-based corporate, non-profit, or community organizations, including Indigenous communities
Funding offers
  • Up to 75% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $250,000
  • Projects must be completed within 36 months of signing a funding agreement
Application process
  1. Read the Innovation Fund program guide.
  2. Complete the Expression of Interest form (below).
  3. Submit a detailed application.

We’re currently reviewing the submissions we received during the recently closed Expression of Interest intake period. We’ll be accepting Expression of Interests for our next round of funding until November 4, 2022. Applicants must first submit an Expression of Interest; then they may be invited to submit a detailed application.

The Expression of Interest isn’t meant to be a detailed project application, but rather an overview of your potential project so we can further discuss how it may fit within the purpose of the Innovation Fund. We’ll contact you within 10 business days after receiving your Expression of Interest.

Expression of interest form