Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) WinterTech Development Program

Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) WinterTech Development Program

Ontario has had no shortages of severe winters. As this season renews each year, these harsh environments provide many opportunities for businesses to develop and test innovative technologies to help increase road safety for drivers and pedestrians. The Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) has recently announced the AVIN WinterTech Development Program, which is allocating funding…

[Webinar August 22] SME Manufacturers’ Government Funding Options for ERP

[Webinar August 22] SME Manufacturers’ Government Funding Options for ERP

Canadian SME manufacturers strive to scale profitably while coping with global economic shifts, trade rules, and constantly morphing competition. A common obstacle to profitable growth is inefficiency caused by error-prone data entry, paper-based tracking, inaccurate inventory, quality challenges, and unnecessary waste. The situation is compounded by multiple combinations of disconnected or outdated systems – and…

[Webinar Aug 15] Career-Ready with CTMA: Prepare for Fall 2019 Hires

[Webinar Aug 15] Career-Ready with CTMA: Prepare for Fall 2019 Hires

On July 15, 2019, the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) and the Ontario Provincial Government announced the launch of the Career-Ready with CTMA program – a new hiring program in partnership with Mentor Works Ltd. This program is helping close the skilled trades gap in the Machine, Tool, Die & Mould (MTDM) sector in…

Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF): Up to $250k in Cleantech Funding

Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF): Up to $250k in Cleantech Funding

Business owners across Canada want to do their part in the national effort to fight climate change, as a healthy and safe environment is required for a strong and fruitful economy. To ensure more SMEs have the resources to take action, the government of Canada is helping business owners invest in new equipment and retrofits…

Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF): $20M for Woodbridge Foam Corporation

Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF): $20M for Woodbridge Foam Corporation

Woodbridge Foam Corporation, based out of Mississauga, Ontario, is a global systems solution provider specializing in fully-integrated foam solutions. These solutions – including polyurethane, polypropylene, polystyrene, and polyethylene – are destined for both automotive and non-automotive markets. The company has recently received Canadian government funding to support facility upgrades and a new research and development…

Energy Innovation Program: Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada Funding

Energy Innovation Program: Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada Funding

The Government of Canada’s vision for a low-carbon economy has created numerous opportunities for businesses across the country. One of these incentives is Natural Resource Canada’s (NRCan) Energy Innovation Program (EIP), which provides small business grants for clean technology research and development. This critical source of Canadian government funding helps companies bring their innovations to…

Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Fund: 2020 Deadlines

Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Fund: 2020 Deadlines

The Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Fund provides provincial government funding to assist with the conceptualization and development of interactive digital media projects. These Ontario business grants support innovative projects that focus on products and/or services that will educate and entertain end users. Funded projects should offer original interactive digital media content that provides positive impacts…

Celebrate Ontario: Over 250 Festivals & Events Receive $13M+

Celebrate Ontario: Over 250 Festivals & Events Receive $13M+

As the tourism industry is one of the world’s fastest growing industries, events are a great way of demonstrating Ontario’s vast heritage, diversity, and culture. Each year, events and festivals taking place throughout Ontario bring in thousands of visitors, contributing millions of dollars in revenue related to tourism and helping drive the provincial economy. The…

Canadian Wine Industry: $2.3M in AgriAssurance Agriculture Funding

Canadian Wine Industry: $2.3M in AgriAssurance Agriculture Funding

The government of Canada continues to support the Canadian wine industry to expand and allow the sector to reach international markets. Vineyards in Canada are an important part of the country’s economy and investing in long-term growth is crucial to ensure growers have access to all the necessary tools to produce high-quality products. The Canadian…

OpenHDMaps Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) Ventures Program

OpenHDMaps Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) Ventures Program

Ontario is on a mission to strengthen its position as a world-leading automotive manufacturer, by supporting its vast collection of information and communication technology companies. One of the key technologies emerging within the self-driving industry is high definition mapping for autonomous vehicles. HD maps are extremely high-resolution maps with centimetre-level precision to ensure the highest…