How Connected and Autonomous Vehicles are Driving Innovation
Business Strategy

How Connected and Autonomous Vehicles are Driving Innovation

and autonomous vehicles are getting closer to being road-ready and manufacturers need to anticipate the shift. OEMs are doing a great job of phasing-in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies; this has made it easier for consumers and automotive suppliers to keep up. The implementation of new C/AV technologies in each model year is likely to…

Business Grants Alberta: Top Funding Programs for Growth Projects
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Business Grants Alberta: Top Funding Programs for Growth Projects

Alberta business grants and loans are an ideal way to support your organization’s upcoming strategic projects. Funded through the provincial and federal governments, there are a wide range of incentives that companies can use to offset costs and improve growth potential. It’s beneficial for businesses to create a plan of what to apply to and…

Electric Vehicle Technology Development and Adoption Timelines
Business Strategy

Electric Vehicle Technology Development and Adoption Timelines

Electric vehicle technology adoption must marry the readiness of manufacturers, consumers, and government regulators, all of whom have expressed varying levels of caution and optimism about the widescale adoption of EVs. There’s no one group that can independently bring electric vehicle technologies to the forefront; rather, it takes the collective and coordinated interest of all…

Precision Fab Inc. Awarded Over $2M in Canadian Manufacturing Grants
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Precision Fab Inc. Awarded Over $2M in Canadian Manufacturing Grants

Precision Fab Inc. (PFI) is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of metal racking for the automotive, aerospace, and material handling industry. Headquartered in Aylmer, Ontario, the company operates three North American manufacturing facilities and continues expanding its operations through strategic investment projects. In recent years, Precision Fab has used Canadian manufacturing grants to help spur…

Atlantic Canada Business Scale-up and Productivity Program
Government Funding

Atlantic Canada Business Scale-up and Productivity Program

The Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program provides Canadian government funding to offset the costs of strategic growth and expansion projects. Atlantic Canada businesses can apply for grants and repayable contributions (no-interest loans) to accelerate the adoption of technologies and processes, as well as the development and commercialization of new products/processes. BSP is part of…

Strategic Innovation Fund: National Ecosystems (Stream 5) Now Open
Government Funding

Strategic Innovation Fund: National Ecosystems (Stream 5) Now Open

Since its launch in 2017, Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) has undergone several enhancements to support investments in advanced technology. This includes the launch of a fourth funding stream, Research Consortiums and Networks and more recently, the launch of a fifth stream called “National Ecosystems.” Unlike SIF’s fourth stream, which typically supports targeted calls for…

Rural Innovation Initiative: Eastern Ontario Technology Grants
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Rural Innovation Initiative: Eastern Ontario Technology Grants

The Rural Innovation Initiative (RII) Regional Stream is an Eastern Ontario business funding program designed to offset technology adoption, adaptation, development, and commercialization costs. As administered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), the program is very similar to the previous Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP), a government grant designed to…

Electric Vehicle Technology Research and Development Trends
Business Strategy

Electric Vehicle Technology Research and Development Trends

The electrification of vehicles has long been considered a practical advancement of automotive technology. With many Canadians and global automotive customers shifting their mindset away from internal combustion engines (ICEs), electric vehicles need to be seriously considered by technology developers and automotive manufacturers. Even the shipping and logistics industry is considering how fleets of vehicles…

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) Funding for Plant and Tech Innovation
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Protein Industries Canada (PIC) Funding for Plant and Tech Innovation

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is a non-profit organization that works with businesses to position the country as a global leader in plant-based products and co-products. Created from the Government of Canada’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative (ISI), the Protein Industries Canada program awards government funding to projects that focus on collaborative product, process, technology, or international supply…

NGen Manufacturing Program: Apply for Technology Funding
Government Funding

NGen Manufacturing Program: Apply for Technology Funding

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) is an industry-led, non-profit organization dedicated to building next generation manufacturing capabilities. It is one of six “superclusters” created from Canada’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative and maintains a pool of funding to award to competitive member-based projects. This pool of funding created the NGen Manufacturing Program, which seeks competitive proposals for…