Author: Jeff Shepherd

Greenbelt Fund – August 3, 2017 Deadline Announced

The Greenbelt Fund: Local Food Investment Fund (LFIF) provides Ontario government grants to increase the consumption of locally-grown or processed foods. Recently, the program was allocated an additional $1 million from the Province of Ontario. With the top-up in funds, Greenbelt Fund has issued a new call for funding applications.


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OCE Market Readiness Program: Innovation Scale-Up Grants

Colleges and universities play a key role in driving innovation and entrepreneurship across Ontario. As a launchpad for tomorrow’s business leaders, these institutions promote leading-edge research and supporting young entrepreneurs who wish to transform new ideas into a sustainable business. However, young entrepreneurs often struggle to scale-up these post-secondary businesses

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Ontario’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 16-Year Low

New data released by Statistics Canada has shown that Ontario’s economy is strengthening, particularly in relation to employment. Although some metrics may fluctuate from month to month, contrasts to the same period last year (or even the last 10+ years) show some emerging trends all businesses should be aware of.


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College-Industry Innovation Fund Supports 6 Research Projects

Six Canadian colleges have been awarded a cumulative $7 million to invest in advanced, industry-relevant research infrastructure. These research grants will help colleges to purchase new innovative equipment and reduce long-term operating and maintenance costs. Ultimately, this will allow Canadian colleges provide greater support for innovative research; this helps more

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Health Technologies Fund – Apply for MedTech Funding by June 21, 2017

The Health Technologies Fund (HTF) is a government grant designed to support the development of made-in-Ontario health technologies. By accelerating evaluation, procurement, adoption, and diffusion in Ontario’s healthcare sector, HTF ensures that technology developers have a more direct pathway towards commercializing innovative healthcare solutions.

To participate in the program, Ontario tech

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How to Use “Save on Energy” Business Electricity Rebates

The Save on Energy program is an energy efficiency and conservation program provided through the Government of Ontario and the province’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). Programs offered through the Save on Energy program support both businesses and homeowners, however, few businesses are aware of the range of incentives available.


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