The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is the largest manufacturing consortium in Canada. They hold thousands of events each year that, dedicated to helping their members grow and compete in global markets. These events are intended to encourage the sharing of expertise, knowledge, and resources to allow their members to
Update: The Ontario Self-Employment Benefit (OSEB) was closed in 2016. View our Startup Resources page to find additional government funding programs for young startups.
The Ontario Government has introduced a new program that is intended to assist job seeking Canadians who wish to start their own businesses. The program is called
The Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has paired up with the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to provide government funding for businesses who are interested in a research internship program involving hiring a PhD graduate. The Industrial Research and Development Fellowship (IRDF) program requires a two
The Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) provides government funding for research and development through the promotion of their NSERC Engage Program.The Canadian government provides funds up to $25,000 for 6 months of research and development that is to be carried out by a Canadian University. NSERC
The approaches to learning are quite simple, we may ignore the problem, seek outside help in collaboration or try to put our head down and find our own solution usually with poor results (i.e. due to the gap in our knowledge with respect to some of the technical challenges). However,
Ontario Life Science Entrepreneurs & Researchers
To transfer the speed of products from the lab to the market, Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI) management provides early-stage investment funds up to $100k per project as an investment fund. The project must involve genomics, proteomics or associated technologies that are or have been key
Many of Mentor Works services are based on helping SMEs grow international sales, and part of those development strategies includes Accounts Receivable Insurance. Regardless of your annual revenue sales, if you have customers that can’t – or won’t – pay, then securing credit insurance may prove to be the smartest
Mitacs Enterprise Program
With a primary business focus on science, technical, engineering or math sectors, Mitacs is offering a new career development program called Enterprise Internships for iSTEM graduates and current Masters and Doctoral students to enable the growth strategies of small and medium sized companies.
iSTEM – Talent to Support Business
Please Note: The IRAP DTAPP program is no longer available, however, other Canadian government grants may still be applicable to your project. Please contact a Government Funding Planner to evaluate current funding opportunities.
Canada’s Digital Economy Strategy serves to raise awareness of the importance of seeking productivity improvements by adopting technology.
The Eastern Ontario Development Fund was announced in 2008, as a four year program ending in March 2012, and is still accepting applications. Previously, we profiled this fund in our July 2011 Blog and based on the near closing date, Mentor Works has researched the key eligibility factors and project