Government Funding

IRAP and SR&ED: Innovation Requirements for Research Funding

When performing research projects that involve technical risk or uncertainty, Canadian innovators should use government funding programs. These offset project costs and reduce risk, making exploratory innovations more achievable for SMEs. To innovate as efficiently as possible, companies should be aware of how incentives such as the Industrial Research Assistance

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Emissions Reduction Alberta BEST Challenge

Up to 40% of Alberta’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are produced by electricity generation, transportation, and biological industries (including agriculture, forestry, and waste management). Minimizing the environmental impacts of these three areas is critical, but lack of clean technologies (cleantech) is preventing many companies from adopting these sorts of innovations.

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Canadian Agricultural Partnership Alberta: Grants for Agriculture

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a federal-provincial-territorial suite of government funding programs. While some programs are available to businesses across Canada, others only provide support to specific provinces. These programs enhance what was previously available through the 2013-2018 Growing Forward 2 initiative.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership: Alberta program is a provincial variant of the federal CAP

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Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program Eligibility

The Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program (ASCIP) is an Ontario government funding program that provides automotive manufacturers with grants for equipment and software upgrades. Targeted towards tier two and three automotive suppliers, it offsets a portion of costs related to improving product lifecycle management and creating new operational efficiencies.

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