Author: Jeff

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,

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Export Market Access and Export Manager Program No Longer Available

As of April 15, 2019, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s Global Growth Fund is no longer accepting funding applications. Both programs managed through the program, including Export Market Access (EMA) and the Export Manager Program (EMP), are fully subscribed and unlikely to re-open under these naming conventions. While provincial export-oriented

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MDA LaunchPad: Technology Development Collaboration Opportunity

MDA LaunchPad is an exciting new research and development program for Canadian technology developers. It enables small and medium-sized businesses to partner with MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, to work collaboratively on projects that build and grow Canada’s space and defence industry. MDA LaunchPad seeks a wide range of research

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Case Study: How Automotive Grants Help Overcome Growth Challenges

Canadian automotive manufacturers can accelerate growth by integrating their strategic activities with government funding, but how exactly does it work? How do other automotive manufacturers use government grants and loans to enhance investments and drive organizational success? It can be difficult to visualize the impact of developing and executing a

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Canada Media Fund: Experimental Stream Guideline Enhancements

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is a non-profit organization that administers Canadian government funding to traditional and interactive digital media developers. CMF offers many types of repayable/recoupable funding programs including the Experimental Stream, which is specifically targeted towards software and game developers working on interactive digital media products.
CMF’s Experimental Stream

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NRC-IRAP Projects: Innovation Activities Supported by Research Grants

The Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) is a Canadian research grant that helps companies perform innovative projects with federal government support. As administered by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), IRAP helps de-risk technology development and adoption/adaptation projects. By accessing IRAP funding, companies can expand research budgets and invest

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Budget 2019: Impacts on the Ontario Government Funding Landscape

Ontario’s first budget under the Conservative government offers an array of measures designed to help businesses. Through tax incentives and the potential for new and modernized government grants and loans, there are many direct financial incentives worth discovering. Other considerations supporting the business community include lower hydro rates, reduction of

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NSERC Engage and CRD Funding Updates Expected Later in 2019

The Natural Sciences Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) is a federal government agency that bridges the research and innovation gap between industry and academia. By supporting collaborative research and development projects, NSERC enables industry innovations while also helping young innovators understand how research can lead to profound economic benefits. Since

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Hiring Grant Options 2019: Wage Subsidies for Canadian Employers

Many Canadian companies could benefit from hiring intern students and recent post-secondary graduates. Not only do they possess the skills and enthusiasm that can support operational success, but they can also help your company qualify for hiring grants and wage subsidies! While Canadian government funding for hiring experienced professionals is

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FedDev Ontario Funding: Up to $882,000 for Daisy Intelligence

Daisy Intelligence is a Vaughan, Ontario-based data analytics firm that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help businesses understand complex problems and make smarter operational decisions. Earlier this year, Daisy was announced as a recipient of the recently launched FedDev Ontario Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program. Daisy will use this

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