Government Funding

IRAP Research Grants: Comparing Accelerated Review Process vs. Mid-Size Project Funding

The National Research Council Canada (NRC) created the Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) as a suite of Canadian government funding programs that assist small and mid-sized businesses solve technical challenges and develop innovative technologies. NRC-IRAP grants support the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, while accelerating businesses growth and competitiveness.

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OMDC Interactive Digital Media Fund: When to Apply in 2017

The Interactive Digital Media Fund (IDMF) is an Ontario government funding program supporting the development of interactive digital media projects that educate, inform, and/or entertain end users. Applicants are encouraged to apply during two annual intake periods to secure additional project funding and improve their final product.

The Interactive Digital Media Fund

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Clean Technology Demonstration Program – Ontario CleanTech Grants

A new Ontario government funding program has recently launched in support of clean technology (cleantech) development/commercialization projects. Through the Clean Technology Demonstration Program, Ontario technology developers may work collaboratively with an applicable broader sector host to collect qualitative and quantitative data. Following a successful project, the technology developer should have

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Alberta Innovates: Research Funding for Innovative Technologies

Alberta Innovates is a collection of Alberta small business grants and vouchers designed to support the research and development of advanced technologies. These programs provide a dynamic solution for businesses struggling with internal technical challenges.

These research funding programs provide small business grants and loans to enhance and accelerate innovative technology-focused

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$1.9M in Research Grants Awarded to Improve Automotive Technology

Nano One Materials has secured $1.9 million in Canadian government funding through the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP). Research grants will support the company’s development of battery material production technology and enable the design, construction, and operation of Nano One’s pilot plant.

The Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP) fosters automotive innovation,

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What are Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)?

Businesses conducting product development and commercialization activities often refer to the stage of development on a nine-point scale called Technical Readiness Levels (TRL). This scale helps to categorize product development stages across industries, which is helpful to define project scope, progress, and resource requirements.

In fact, Canadian small business funding programs

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