Author: Jeff Shepherd

TECTERRA Funding for Geomatics Technology Development

Geomatics technologies measure, analyse, and display spatial information describing geological features and manmade structures. These innovations are used across many of Canada’s top industries like agriculture, energy, mining and energy. Refining commonly used technologies can drive even greater profitability among these industries, which makes geomatics technology research and development so

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The Top 5 Canadian Small Business Growth Challenges

Despite a strong business environment, Canadian businesses must navigate considerable challenges to grow and drive profit each year. Attracting customers, increasing revenue, developing a skilled workforce, and driving innovation are just some of the areas where businesses feel the most strained. As identified in the Future of Business Survey, led

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Do You Qualify for CanExport Trade Show Grants?

The CanExport funding program provides Canadian government grants to support export marketing projects including participation in trade shows and government-led trade missions. By accessing additional funding for these types of activities, businesses can de-risk export market evaluation and development, ultimately helping to accelerate international growth.
Through CanExport, Canadian businesses may access

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How to Get the Government to Buy & Test Your Product with BCIP

The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) is a competitive first-purchase procurement program led by Canada’s federal government. Through BCIP, Canadian technology developers can connect with government departments, test their pre-revenue innovations in real-world settings, and potentially sell their solution to the government in exchange for a federal government contract.
BCIP funding can

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Canadian Small Businesses Trends: Optimism in Fall 2017

The Bank of Canada’s Business Outlook Survey is a quarterly summary of interviews conducted between the bank and approximately 100 senior managers from businesses across Canada. The report’s purpose is to gather the perspectives of business leaders on topics such as demand, capacity pressures, and other economic indicators. Although it

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Export Market Access: International Marketing Grants

When exploring new international markets, trade shows are an excellent opportunity to accelerate export growth. These events can help your business’ team meet face-to-face with buyers and make contacts in the region. They also provide a valuable opportunity to perform competitive or cultural research, which can be used to strengthen

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Western Innovation Initiative: Product Development Funding

Moving new and innovative technologies from research and development to the marketplace is not an easy process. Along the way, innovators need to formalize a commercialization strategy – requiring significant capital and human resource expenses. Yet for many Western Canadian businesses, pre-commercialization funding gaps are the main cause for products

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Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit

Ontario-based interactive digital media companies have many options when it comes to accessing government funding for software production projects. In addition to federal grants and incentives, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) also offers provincial funding programs to extend support for innovative software development and commercialization projects. These include digital

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