Business Development Seminar – Leveraging Your Research Dollars

Research and Development is a costly process for any business, especially for those who are unable to leverage their expenses with Ontario business grants. The Centre for Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) will be holding a business development workshop focused on finding finance and funding for small business research and development projects.

When: April 11, 2012 – 7:30am – 10:00am

Where: Rose Theatre Secondary Hall – 1 Theatre Lane – Brampton, ON

Research and Development Grants for Small Business in Ontario

Businesses that are operating on a tight budget can leverage their project expenses by utilizing Ontario Government Funding for Research and Development. Funding is most often distributed to post-secondary institutions by the government for Research and Development Collaboration Projects. Some of the more popular Ontario Government grants for R&D include:

  • NSERC Engage Grant for R&D: $25K grant to connect businesses to university researchers for new R&D partnerships that take place over 4-6 months.
  • IRAP Accelerated Review Process: $50K grant for software implementation, productivity improvements, production design or marketing projects.
  • Youth Employment Program : $30K for a 12-month full-time hire of a graduate. Can hire up to 2 employees. IRAP funding with no restrictions and graduate can be applied to most areas from R&D.
  • MITACS Accelerate Ontario Program: $7,500 wage subsidy with company contributions of $7,500 towards the hiring of interns from Universities for innovative research, methods and development of tools over 4 months.

Registering for Business Funding Grant Seminars

Businesses that would be interested in attending this business event can receive more information and registration details from the RIC Event Registration Page. The event features some of our own Canadian Government Funding Experts along with several industry representatives. For further information on Grant Funding for Small Businesses, sign up for our Weekly E-Newsletter and follow us on Twitter.

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