Research Innovation Centres: Events for Small Businesses

The Research Innovation Centres (RIC) form a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting Canadian SMEs and innovative entrepreneurs. They organize various workshops and symposiums to provide small businesses with Canadian Government funding advice and business networking opportunities. They are holding several of these events in Southern Ontario within the upcoming months.


Small Business Workshop: Power Up Your Productivity Potential

The RIC is presenting an innovation and networking workshop for Canadian SMEs across all sectors. The event will discuss the potential benefits from adopting best practices and implementing new technologies. Guest speakers will provide advice towards funding for startups, such as the Canadian Business Financing Grants and Government Funded Technology Adoption Programs. Participants will also receive Canadian Government funding advice towards potential Business Expansion or Human Resource and Hiring programs for small businesses. Those who wish to attend can choose from two different dates and locations:

When: March 21, 2012 – 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: 2638 Steeles Ave – Brampton, ON – L6T 4L7

When: March 23, 2012 – 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: 5110 Creekbank Rd – Mississauga, ON – L4W 0A1

Attendees are able to attend for this workshop free of charge, for more information visit the RIC Event Page.


Business Event for Green Innovators: PostGlobe 2012

This event intends to bring hundreds of the world’s leading green innovators together to discuss the past, present, and future of sustainable business products and practices. Topics of discussion will include the R&D involving NextGen Biofuels and other Sustainable Technologies. The event will provide networking and marketing opportunities to those who are looking to Commercialize their Green Innovations.

When: March 18 – 20, 2012

Where: Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel – 525 Bay Street – Toronto

Businesses can find more registration and event information from the PostGlobe Event Posting


Innovation & Networking Seminar: How to Evaluate Your New Ideas?

RIC is hosting an event for innovative entrepreneurs and advanced manufacturers who are looking to transform their ideas into viable products or services. The event hosts highly experienced guest speakers who will provide advice and helpful information towards the R&D process. Attendees will receive a useful overview of Canadian Government Funding for Research and Development along with the potential benefits from Post-Secondary Collaboration. The event will be split up into a six session program.

When: March 22, 2012 – 7:30 – 10:00am

Where: 7899 McLaughlin Road – Brampton – L6Y 5H9

Those who would like to attend can reserve a seat through the RIC Event Registration Page.

Canadian Government Funding Workshops and Advice for Small Business

Mentor Works offers Canadian Government Funding Workshops for Canadian SMEs and startups who are looking for advice and information on financing and funding for business expansion projects. For more information on startup funding, businesses can contact one of our Canadian Government Funding Experts or sign up for our Free 60 Minute Canadian Government Funding Workshops and Weekly E-Newsletter.

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