If you're fixing an old problem in a new way, nobody wants to be the first, even if you're outperforming the status quo. The GDDP will help you bring your product to a real civic playing field, and get you working one-on-one with the city.
How it Works
The Vancouver Economic Commission has designed the GDDP to support your product demonstration and promotion efforts. Read the step-by-step breakdown on what to expect during the process, from submitting your application to deployment. Be sure to check out the list of available city assets that successful applicants gain access to.
How It Works
What does it take to be a successful GDDP candidate?
Successful GDDP applicants are innovators who are seeking proof-of-concept trials or showcasing opportunities. We encourage prospective candidates to carefully review the acceptance criteria as only a limited number of top-ranked applicants will be approved. Please be advised that the products accepted must be viable for testing on available City-owned assets.
See Acceptance Criteria
Looking for more information?
Reviewing these supporting documents will assist ensuring your application for the GDDP is as strong as possible. The reports included in this section have been useful for past GDDP applicants. They feature cleantech funding opportunities, City of Vancouver policies and past reports on former GDDP projects.