Export Market Access and Export Manager Program No Longer Available

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 funding programs may be available…

MDA LaunchPad: Technology Development Collaboration Opportunity

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 and development partnerships that lead…

Case Study: How Automotive Grants Help Overcome Growth Challenges

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 multi-program government funding plan, especially…

Canada Media Fund: Experimental Stream Guideline Enhancements

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 – Innovation Program can…

NRC-IRAP Projects: Innovation Activities Supported by Research Grants

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 more in experimental projects that…

Budget 2019: Impacts on the Ontario Government Funding Landscape

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 regulatory “red tape,” freezing the…

NSERC Engage and CRD Funding Updates Expected Later in 2019

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 2010, NSERC has provided research…

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

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 repayable funding contribution (government loan)…

Budget 2019: Impacts on the Canadian Government Funding Landscape

Budget 2019: Impacts on the Canadian Government Funding Landscape

When Canada’s federal budget was released on March 19, it gave Canadians another look at the Liberal party’s spending strategies. Like previous years, the federal government is staying committed to investment aimed at boosting the economy, especially as it relates to middle-class families. However, Budget 2019 also provided many great insights into the support businesses…

Steel and Aluminum Initiative (SAI) Provides $150k+ for Business Improvement Projects

Steel and Aluminum Initiative (SAI) Provides $150k+ for Business Improvement Projects

Canada’s steel and aluminum supply chain faces greater global competition than ever before, and recent international trade disputes have had significant impact on businesses that use these raw materials. Many companies are experiencing cost increases and a more difficult export environment, but this doesn’t mean that Canadian firms using steel and aluminum in their production…